We are here to help you shape your ideas and bring them to life unencumbered, to protect and turn them into assets and to defend them against all odds.
Our expertise in Intellectual Property was built in over 20 years, out of passion and hard work. With each new project we are entrusted, new task we tackle and new battle we fight, we continue to grow and learn every day something new alongside you, our clients, our friends, our partners.
With us, clients enjoy a major advantage: no matter the complexities a project involves, our team is likely to have dealt with similar challenges before or could steadily tackle unexplored areas.
Our expertise in Intellectual Property matters focuses on:
- Brands and trademarks;
- Trade dress and trade names;
- Enforcement and border measures;
- Unfair competition;
- Trade secrets and know–how;
- Copyright and related rights;
- Domain names;
- IP transactional to include drafting, negotiation and management of IP rights, respectively software and trademark license agreements, franchise and joint venture agreements, assignment agreements, SaaS agreements, white label agreements etc. as well as due diligence work that precedes such.
When so required by the needs of our clients, we team up with the best technical professionals in the patent field, and together provide services such as:
- prior art searches or assistance in all stages of drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications;
- high-quality and cost-effective national validations and translations for granted European patents,(in the absence of a unitary patent system);
- validity and infringement or freedom-to-operate opinions, (primarily in the chemistry and pharmacology fields);
- representation of clients in revocation.
In short, we have the know-how and can assist you with:
- Your prosecution issues – clear, register and manage all your trademarks and designs, copyright and domain names;
- Monitoring and opposing to conflicting third party applications;
- Defending your IP rights:
* by taking pre-trial measures and actions;
* in active litigation;
* at the border.
- Protecting your business’ interests and helping you avoid litigation in conflicting matters;
- Your negotiations in transactional matters.
And when amicable settlement is no longer possible, we take our expertise in front of the court and put it to practice for the benefit of our clients.
SIMION & BACIU is a 3-time winner of the Romania Firm of the Year award by Managing IP in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Also, SIMION & BACIU is the winner of the Trademark firm of the Year in Romania at the Global IP Awards 2022 presented by IAM Patent 1000 and WTR 1000.
The Intellectual Property practice of the firm is acknowledge as a Top Tier (Tier 1) firm by Legal 500 EMEA and by Managing IP/IP Stars, the highest ranking offered by these esteemed directories. In mode detailed, Managing IP/IP Stars ranks SIMION & BACIU in all four categories it researches for Romania, namely: Trade mark prosecution, Trade mark disputes, Patents and Copyright & Related rights.
Furthermore, SIMION & BACIU is ranked in the GOLD band (the highest position), both for Enforcement & Litigation and Prosecution & Strategy by WTR 1000 and is Recommended for Patent Prosecution by IAM Patent 1000. Moreover, the firm stands out as Leading in the Intellectual Property & TMT section of the latest Chambers and Partners rankings (Band 3).
“SIMION & BACIU provide hands-on assistance on all matters of IP. The team expertly filter through abstract information and translate it into clear and accessible language.” (IAM Patent 1000, 2023)
“SIMION & BACIU combines private law standards with intellectual property boutique expertise superbly. From this regard, their level of expertise exceeds any other we have come across on the market. They are knowledgeable, highly responsive, quick in their analyses, reliable and thus good value for money.” (Legal500, 2023)
“The team is very motivated to address the client’s needs in a most appropriate and efficient manner, taking special consideration in maintaining a close and personal contact with the client.’” (Legal 500, 2023)
“SIMION & BACIU has a comprehensive IP practice” (Chambers and Partners, 2023)
“The lawyers were extremely responsive and provided exceptional service.” (Chambers and Partners, 2023)
“The team is knowledgeable on many specialised IP protection and licensing topics.” (Chambers and Partners, 2023)
“SIMION & BACIU has firmly established itself as one of the leading IP outfits in Romania. Its client base is as diverse as the industries that its attorneys can operate in, with plenty of specialist experience within the group.” (WTR1000, 2023)
“SIMION & BACIU has an ‘excellent‘ practice that is ‘smart and hands on with all issues related to IP‘” (Legal 500, 2022)
“The group is home to a mix of IP litigators and IP attorneys, all with their own individual sector specialisms; as a result, every angle is covered whatever predicament a client may face.” (WTR 1000, 2022)
“The firm is excellent and we have positive work collaborations.” (Managing IP, IP Stars, 2022)
“Pragmatic approach, client-oriented attitude and prompt advice.” (Managing IP, IP Stars, 2022)
“They are reliable.”, “Proactive attitude, great business understanding and solution-oriented advisers.” (Managing IP, IP Stars, 2022)
“SIMION & BACIU is the go-to firm in Romania in the IP and Gambling space.” (Legal 500, 2020)
“Romanian trade mark law is particularly nuanced, and SIMION& BACIU have been invaluable in navigating us through these nuances and providing clear, practical and commercially driven advice.” (Legal 500, 2020)
“We believe they have a deep understanding of the IP laws and they are able to clearly present and frame the matter.” (Legal 500, 2020)
“Newly minted firm SIMION & BACIU was formed in June 2019 with the stated aims of building closer client relationships, staying ahead of the commercial and legal curves and superbly serving service users across a range of industries and technical areas. There is every reason to suspect that [they] will achieve these objectives and grow substantially in the coming years, given the quality of its leadership.” (WTR, 2020)