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New President for the National Office for Gambling (ONJN)

On January 14, 2020,  Romanian Prime Minister has appointed as President of the National Office for Gambling Mr. Catalin Constantin Voinea-Mic. The decision was published today in the Official Gazette no. 26/2020.  

Global practice guide – Gaming Law – Romania

Romania – Simion&Baciu This article first appeared on Chambers. For further information, please go to practiceguides.chambers.com


The role of weakly distinctive elements and the public’s level of attention in assessing likelihood of confusion European Union – Simion & Baciu   This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in (month/year). For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

INTERGAMINGi – Romania in focus

INTERGAMINGi explores the challenges and opportunities that lie within the Eastern European market of Romania ROMANIA’S online gaming industry, assisted by lightning fast download speeds, already makes up around 19 per cent of an overall market worth an esmated S1bn based on gross gambling win, according to a survey by H2GV. This article first appeared…
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BMW’s M and M CARS marks (re)confirmed as well known

Romania – Simion & Baciu BMW opposed application for M CAR TRADING in Classes 35 and 37 based on earlier marks M and M CARS; the Opposition Division rejected the opposition The Appeals Committee agreed that the relative grounds for refusal under Article 6(1)(b) did not apply However, the Appeals Committee found that consumers would…
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