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3 years of doing what we do best, in our style: Happy anniversary SIMION & BACIU!

We are happy to share that SIMION & BACIU celebrates its 3rd anniversary! Milestones of our journey so far include: tripling our initial team of lawyers and consultants two figure yearly growth (%) of our portfolio of clients boosting our presence across various practice areas, with Intellectual Property, Gambling and Gambling law, Consumer Protection and…
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SIMION & BACIU shortlisted for the Romania Firm of the Year 2022 award by Managing IP

Simon & Baciu is pleased to share that it has been once again shortlisted and is on the run for the Romania Firm of the Year distinction to be awarded at the Managing IP EMEA Awards 2022 ceremony. This is the second consecutive year when our firm is included in the highly reputable awards programme…
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Andreea Bende and Cristiana Prodescu attend INTA 2022 Annual Meeting Live +

Founded in 1878, INTA (International Trademark Association) is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and complementary intellectual property to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation, and committed to building a better society through brands.  Each year, key representatives of the IP community participate in INTA’s Annual Meeting, the world’s…
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Simion&Baciu recognized again as Top Tier Firm in Legal 500 rankings

The Legal 500 has once again ranked Simion&Baciu as top tier firm in the areas of TMT: Gambling Law and Intellectual Property, with Ana-Maria Baciu  ranked as leading individual for both Intellectual Property and TMT Gambling Law,  Cosmina Maria Simion  ranked as leading individual for TMT Gambling Law, and recommended for Intellectual Property, Andreea Bende …
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Andreea Bende to represent the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) in the audit(s) on Cancellation decisions issued by the European Union Intellectual Property Office

On March 16 and 17, 2022, Andreea Bende represented ECTA (the European Communities Trademark Association) as an auditor in the Stakeholder Quality Assurance Panels project (SQAP) in 2022. Initially launched as part of the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Strategic Plan 2020, SQAP aims to close the gap between the users’ perception of the quality…
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Join our enthusiastic team for the summer!

If you are a focused, committed, curious 3rd year student and are eager to gain valuable experience for your future career as a lawyer, this summer internship will fit you perfectly. Send us your application consisting of your CV, academic transcript, and cover letter. Tell us what areas of our practice interest you the most…
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Ana-Maria Baciu and Andreea Bende recognized by Chambers Europe amongst the most admired IP experts in the market

Ana-Maria Baciu has been ranked by Chambers & Partners for the 12th time in a row in the Europe Guide in Band 1 of the Intellectual Property category in 2022. Andreea Bende enters the rankings this year following positive client feedback, in the “Up and Coming” section ,while Simion & Baciu has been ranked by…
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WTR 1000 has highly ranked SIMION & BACIU, as well as Ana-Maria Baciu, Cosmina Simion and Andreea Bende in 2022 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

WTR 1000, the only guide exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal service providers, has included Simion & Baciu in the Gold band (highest ranked) for both Enforcement and Litigation as well as Prosecution and Strategy categories. Also, WTR 1000 has ranked Ana-Maria Baciu, Cosmina Simion and Andreea Bende as Recommended Individuals, in…
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The other side of the story – the right of reply against defamation through internet publications

by Cristiana Prodescu & Ileana Nicolescu It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but a single article to destroy it.  This article focuses on the possibility to exercise the right of reply to inaccurate, misleading, or defamatory statements found on online publications. << read more >>

Absolute grounds for refusal in Romanian trademarks law: procedural aspects

by Andreea Bende This article freshly published on the Lexology newsletter describes the procedural aspects relating to the absolute grounds for a trademark’s refusal under Romanian law.