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Category: Intellectual Property

IP Insights: Parallel import infringement cases under the CJEU’s spotlight

January 2023 As part of the WTR series EUROPEAN UNION | Legal updates: case law analysis and intelligence, Andreea Bende, Partner, recently authored an overview titled “Parallel import infringement cases under the CJEU’s spotlight“. The thesis: To download the full article, please click HERE. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark…
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BizniszVitamin – Intellectual Property Issues of Interest for Entrepreneurs

December 2022 A recent event dedicated to the business community active in Targu Mures (Center Romania) and the surrounding areas was the ideal platform for a coherent and consistent discussion on key intellectual property issues that can have a significant, yet less easily visible impact on companies operating in different industries. Organized by RMKT, the…
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IP Insights: General Court confirms that BLACK IRISH is descriptive for beverages

November 2022 As part of the WTR series EUROPEAN UNION | Legal updates: case law analysis and intelligence, Andreea Bende, Partner, recently authored an overview titled “General Court confirms that BLACK IRISH is descriptive for beverages“. The thesis: To download the full article, please click HERE. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review,…
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Changes to trademark legislation: what you need to know

November 2022 17 October 2022 marks the entry into force of the amended Implementing Regulation of the new Trademarks Law, following an adoption process that took a long time. By way of context, in July 2020, amendments to the Trademarks Law (Law No. 84/1998 on trademarks and geographical indications) entered into force in Romania. The…
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Managing IP recognizes Ana-Maria Coruga as Rising Star

October 2022 We are pleased to announce that Ana-Maria Coruga, Managing Associate at SIMION & BACIU has been recognized as 2022 IP Rising Star by Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) in the latest rankings recently released by this highly reputable publication. The result of the feedback received from colleagues, peers and clients, the Rising Star…
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Assessment of damages for infringement of intellectual property (IP) rights

October 2022 Any IP-protected product can be counterfeited. Counterfeit products range from high-end consumer luxury goods (e.g., watches or perfumes) to business-to-business products such as machines, chemicals and other consumer goods. The enforcement of IP rights not only leads to improved sales by removing infringing goods from the marketplace, but it can provide a means…
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SIMION & BACIU wins the Trademark Firm of the Year for Romania award at the Global IP Awards 2022

September 2022 SIMION & BACIU is proud to announce that it is the winner of the Trademark Firm of the Year for Romania distinction, presented by IAM and World Trademark Review (WTR) during the Global IP Awards ceremony organized on 15 September 2022, in London. This prestigious award reconfirms the strong position of SIMION &…
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Unitary supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) – overview of future developments

September 2022 Supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) are: an idiosyncratic class of IP rights that extend the term of a patent’s protection by up to five years for specific innovative medicinal and plant protection products, with the potential for a further additional six months of protection available for medicines that have been tested for paediatric use. …
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Andreea Bende attends the 36th edition of the annual meeting of MARQUES, a reference event for the intellectual property professionals’ community

MARQUES is the European association representing the interests of brand owners since 1986. The 2022 edition of its annual meeting is expected to bring together, in a physical set-up, representatives from across 81 counties, globally. The event reflects the theme selected by the organizers: Celebrating Marks. The sessions of the conference will tackle a variety…
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Andreea Bende speaker at the “HOMO DIGITALIS – challenges and responsibilities in the field of Industrial Property in Romania in the era of emerging technologies” roundtable

September 2022 On September 15, 2022, the 6th edition of the annual Industrial Property Gala dedicated to the Romanian IP community will take place in Bucharest. With a 360-degree approach, the event will be preceded by a roundtable designed by the organizers and their invitees as a platform meant to facilitate transparent debates on topics…
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