- Intellectual Property
Phone: +40-31 419 04 88 Mobile: +40-734 730 320
Andreea has over 11 years of experience in the intellectual property field, assisting both Romanian and foreign companies with the administration, prosecution and contentious matters in respect of their trademarks, designs, domain names portfolios, as well as copyright and related rights.
She is a member of the Romanian Patent Chamber, licensed both as Trademarks and Designs Attorney.
Her professional experience focuses on intellectual property rights administration, prosecution and contentious matters, in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, tobacco, FMCG, automotives, fashion, media and telecommunications. Over the years, she advised Clients in complex projects, including domain name and copyright dispute resolution, unfair competition litigation, worldwide re-branding simultaneously performed in over 60 jurisdictions, applications for action before the Romanian National Customs Authority, as well as IP due diligence and IP transactional projects.
Andreea has coordinated over the years large volume IP projects where she has been the designated Client liaison, responsible for the direct connection with the Client, enabling efficient communication with direct attention to their needs.
With an outstanding track record, Andreea has handled or coordinated many administrative procedures either in front of the Romanian State Office for Patents and Trademarks (“OSIM”) or before the EUIPO, as well argued cases in front of the Romanian Appeals Committee.
She is connected to various developments in the world of IP globally and is a regular contributor to prestigious publications in the field, both national and international.
Andreea is ranked as Trademark Star by MIP IP Star and as Top Trademark Professional by WTR 1000 (Silver Band), and is Recommended in the Intellectual Property Area by Legal 500.
‘Andreea Bende is a smart, caring and extremely agile professional in IP; she is responsive, is not stopped by difficulties and is truly committed to obtain the best result of each of her cases.’ (Legal 500, 2020)
The “solution-oriented and helpful” Andreea Bende delivers across a diverse range of industries for an equally varied clientele. “Always willing to communicate in depth, she is comprehensive and understanding. She always gives her clients the best possible answer.” (WTR 1000, 2020)
Clients say: “[Andreea Bende handles] everything with exceptional professionalism” (WTR 1000, 2019)
[Ana-Maria Baciu and] Andreea Bende are two standout members of the practice. “They make great business partners, as they take the time to understand their clients’ industries – and handle everything with exceptional professionalism. On top of that, they have truly outstanding legal knowledge.” (WTR 1000, 2019)
“Andreea [Bende is an] accomplished professional, [she is] reliable and [has] a complete knowledge of the market, the system and the law.” (IP Stars, 2014)
Dimitrie Cantemir University, Law School, LLB
Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, BA in Finance, Banks and Stock Exchange
Licensed European Trademark and Design Attorney
Memberships and Affiliations
- Romanian National Chamber of Industrial Property Attorneys
- Marques – the European association representing the interests of brand owners
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- ECTA – European Communities Trade Mark Association
Romanian – native speaker
English – business proficiency
Italian – conversational
Hungarian – conversational