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Andreea Bende

Andreea Bende

Partner

Practice areas:

  • Intellectual Property

e-mail: andreea.bende@simionbaciu.ro

Phone: +40-31 437 80 13 Mobile: +40-734 730 320

Expertise:

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, automotive, 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.

Accolades

Andreea is ranked as Trademark Star by MIP IP Star and as Top Trademark Professional by WTR 1000 (Silver Band), and is recognized as a Next Generation Partner in the Intellectual Property Area by Legal 500. Also, Andreea is acknowledged as Band 3 leading professional in the Intellectual Property chapter of Chambers and Partners.

Testimonials

Andreea Bende stands out for her blend of proficiency, personal attention, and dedication to meeting clients’ unique needs promptly. Andreea is delivering top-tier services. (Legal 500, 2024)

an excellent practitioner. Andreea’s advice is commercial timely and succinct and she always provides strategies and solutions that are in line with the client’s aims. (Legal 500, 2024)

She is accustomed to managing large volumes of details and discovering nuances that are beneficial to our cases. She is very dedicated to all the projects she advises on, regardless of their complexity, which is highly commendable. (Chambers and Partners Europe, 2024)

Andreea Bende has very good communication skills and a pragmatic approach. It is a pleasure to work with her. (Chambers and Partners Europe, 2024)

[…] the go-to for trademark portfolio management, strategic prosecution and complex contentious matters. (WTR 1000, 2024)

Andreea Bende’s know-how on trade mark prosecution and strong handling gives us the confidence to rest assured that our trade mark portfolio is well monitored and protected. (Legal 500, 2023)

Andreea Bende was excellent. She demonstrated her legal expertise and knowledge and was aware of the commercial environment and business considerations. (Chambers and Partners Europe, 2023)

Andreea is a brilliantly strategic attorney, who delivers across a diverse range of industries for an equally varied clientele. She is responsive, detail oriented and has a strong understanding of business needs. (WTR 1000, 2023)

Andreea Bende has provided very good strategic advice in relation to related contentious matters. (Legal 500, 2022)

[Ana-Maria Baciu and] Andreea Bende are ‘both wonderful professionals with a deep knowledge of IP law‘.  (Legal 500, 2022)

Andreea Bende, a “top expert” who is “client oriented and determined to offer the best solutions”; and the “professional, skilled, meticulous, proactive and flexible” (WTR 1000, 2022)

Andreea Bende is a young talented partner who is always responsive and understands exactly the client’s needs. I entrusted her with cases for my most important client. (Legal 500, 2021)

Also on deck is adept portfolio manager and office action aficionado Andreea Bende – an “excellent and highly experienced trademark practitioner, providing prompt, precise and reliable advice and effective assistance, notably in opposition matters”. (WTR 1000, 2021)

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)

Education:

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

Languages:

Romanian – native speaker

English – business proficiency

Italian – conversational

Hungarian – conversational