SIMION & BACIU has received the GOLD-level recommendation by the renowned publication World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Practitioners. In the 2024 edition, the firm ranks once again at the top of the charts for both Enforcement & Litigation and Prosecution & Strategy, as assessed by this publication exclusively dedicated to identifying top practitioners in the field of trademarks, worldwide.
In addition, Ana-Maria Baciu, Cosmina Maria Simion and Andreea Bende were reconfirmed as top professionals in the individual rankings. Zsófia Judit Halmágyi made her debut in the rankings, joining the lineup of professionals recognized by WTR 1000 in its latest edition. Our team holds for the second consecutive year the highest number of professionals active in Romania and included in the individual rankings.
SIMION & BACIU and its team members have continuously been included in the analysis performed by WTR1000 since the firm’s foundation in 2019. This marks the fifth edition in a row when the firm has received prominent recognition from this unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.
SIMION & BACIU is “boasting an impressive IP practice” as “it combines the depth of knowledge typically associated with boutique IP firms with the broader resources required for intricate transactional work”, according to the WTR1000 write-up.
Ana-Maria Baciu, Managing Partner, is acknowledged as a GOLD-level professional. She is “renowned for her innovative outlook and continues to be a prominent figure in the industry”, WTR1000 notes.
Cosmina Simion, Managing Partner is recognized as „a pioneering legal professional recognised for her business-oriented approach and leadership in complex IP matters” and reconfirmed as a SILVER-level individual.
Andreea Bende, Partner, is singled out as “the go-to for trademark portfolio management, strategic prosecution and complex contentious matters”. WTR1000 included Andreea in the individuals’ SILVER category.
Zsófia Judit Halmágyi, IP Counsel „whose contributions have been instrumental in securing favourable decisions for her clients, even in complex cases” as mentioned in the 2024 editorial, is included in the individuals’ BRONZE category.
According to WTR 1000, “the guide illustrates the depth of expertise available to brand owners as they seek to protect their brands, serving as the definitive tool for those seeking stellar trademark expertise and partners worldwide. (…) Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 solely on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources„.
With this new reconfirmation of our professional standing, we can confidently stress out that at the heart of our success is our dedication to remaining client-centric, putting their needs and objectives at the forefront of everything we do. We believe that strong relationships are built on trust, open communication, and the understanding of each of our clients’ unique circumstances. It’s this mindset that has helped us to build a reputation as a firm that truly cares about its clients
, mentioned Ana-maria Baciu, Managing Partner.
The collection of accolades received by SIMION & BACIU and its team members through these rankings reconfirms the viability of our business model. Our consistent presence in the WTR 1000 reflects the industry’s recognition of our top-notch legal services, expertise, and client satisfaction. It inspires us to remain dedicated to our clients and committed to our approach
, added Cosmina Maria Simion, Managing Partner.
More details about the methodology used by WTR1000 as well as the results of the 2023 research are available HERE.
SIMION & BACIU is a 3-time winner of the much-coveted Romanian Law Firm of the Year award by Managing IP in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Also, the firm is the winner of the prestigious Trademark Firm of the Year for Romania distinction at the 2022 Global IP Awards Gala presented by IAM 1000 and World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000.
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