Managing IP recently revealed its 2023 Top 250 Women in IP, a highly prestigious ranking that “recognises some of the senior female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year”, with this year’s research covering more that 30 jurisdictions across the world.
Managing Partner Ana-Maria Baciu has been included for the seventh time in a row in this selected list of female intellectual property practitioners. Also, testimonial to her outstanding expertise in the intellectual property area of practice and her tailored manner of interaction with the clients she advises, Ana-Maria is the only professional active in Romania to be noted as a remarkable expert in the field in the 2023 edition of the top.
A lawyer with over 20 years of professional expertise and a European trademark and design attorney, Ana-Maria has been providing legal advice to prominent companies and entrepreneurs active in retail, fashion and luxury goods, gaming and gambling, technology, tobacco, automotive, pharmaceuticals and FMCG, on the full spectrum of intellectual property aspects, both contentious (disputes over the validity of intellectual property rights, trade mark/design/patent infringement claims or plagiarism) and advisory work (re-branding strategies, transactions, IP rights transfers, licensing or franchising, IP portfolio management and complex IP due diligence), as well as registration, filing, prosecution strategies and anti-counterfeiting work.
Ana-Maria is a member of INTA (former member of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee as well as of the INTA Parallel Importation Committee), ECTA and of the Romanian Chamber of Patent Attorneys. In March 2023, during the General Assembly of the Chamber, she was elected in the Monitoring Committee of the body. Also, she has a substantial activity with the American Chambers of Commerce in Romania (AmCham) and Concordia (Employers Organization).
Her inclusion among the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing IP complements the string of distinctions by independent observers that Ana-Maria has been enjoying during her remarkable career to date, with selected recognitions for her activity in the intellectual property field including being acknowledged as:
- Leading Individual in Intellectual Property by Legal 500 EMEA
- BAND 1 (Leading lawyer) in Intellectual Property by Chambers and Partners
- Leading Trademark Professional by World Trademark Review 1000 (Gold Band)
- Trademark Star by Managing IP, IP Stars
- Awarded “Top Lawyer in IP” by FinMedia/Layers’ Gala
The full list of ranked practitioners and the methodology based on which the rankings are compiled by Managing IP are available HERE.
To learn more about SIMION & BACIU’s award-winning Intellectual Property practice please visit the dedicated page HERE.