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First esports regulation in Romania

On June 20th, 2022, the first legislative proposal aimed to regulate the esports phenomenon in Romania has been registered with the Romanian Senate. This legislative proposal aims to modify the existing law which regulates sports by introducing esports in the spectrum of sports. In accordance with the draft law, esports is intended to cover all…
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Preliminary injunction claims raised in IP conflicts in Romania: legal background and recent court practice

According to the Romanian legislation, the Romanian courts may issue preliminary injunction orders for provisional measures if an IP rights holder submits credible evidence that its rights are subject to an actual or imminent act of infringement and such act gives rise to damages that would be very difficult to repair. Andreea Bende and Cristiana…
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SIMION & BACIU wins for the 2nd time the prestigious Romania Firm of the Year award by Managing IP

Bucharest, June 16, 2022: SIMION & BACIU is proud to announce that it is the winner of the 2022 Romania Firm of the Year distinction, awarded at the Managing IP EMEA Awards ceremony organized on June 15, in London. This marks the second consecutive year when the firm receives this much-coveted award dedicated to the…
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Ana-Maria Baciu and Andreea Bende among the European experts assessing 25 years of EU trade mark practice

On the 25th anniversary from the first EU trade mark applications, intellectual property experts across Europe joined forces in a project designed to mark the event. The project, coordinated by the distinguished practitioner Flip Petillion, resulted in a book titled ”EU Marks a Quarter of a Century” that comprises several  articles covering a wide range…
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How will the Omnibus Directive impact data monetisation models in the digital sector?

The Omnibus Directive, part of the EU’s New Deal for Consumers initiative, is designed to strengthen and expand the scope of EU consumer laws and to modernize EU consumer protection rules for new market developments. In this spirit, the Directive brings critical changes to existing consumer framework legislation. Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Corugă shared their…
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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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