Intellectual Property

We advise on protection of intellectual property rights (including trademarks, trade names, patents, copyright and design rights), licensing agreements, and infringement litigation.

A.        TRADEMARKS

We advise on trademark registration, trademark searches, trademark due diligence, trademark oppositions, IPR purchase agreements, negotiation of software development and distribution agreements, web design agreements, trademark, patent, and copyright litigation, and unfair competition. The team coordinates successful campaigns against infringements of international trademarks.

  • Trademark acquisition

We advised the leading US soft drinks company with regard to the trademark due diligence related to the acquisition of a Romanian natural water company, which included the transfer of the biggest portfolio of national and international marks to date in Romania.

  • Trademark disputes

More recently we advised:

  • the largest US online retailer re infringement of a trademark of its online shoe and clothing store;
  • a global logistics Kuwait-based company re a dispute with a Romanian company which infringed a trademark owned by the client, drafted and served a cease and desist letter, and negotiated a settlement; the infringer consented to desist from infringing the client’s trademarks;
  • a French luxury fashion house re protection of intellectual property rights, seizure and destruction of counterfeited garment;
  • a French luxury fashion house re protection of intellectual property rights, seizure and destruction of counterfeited products;
  • the leading US soft drinks company re trademark registration, oppositions, searches, litigation;
  • a leading international generic drugs company re trademark dispute with another generic drugs company;
  • the largest Italian spirits company re bottle shape protected by a famous vermouth trademark;
  • an Italian luxury fashion house re protection of intellectual property rights, seizure and destruction of counterfeited accessories;
  • the leading Dutch white appliances manufacturer re seizure and destruction of counterfeited products, and prosecution of related court cases;
  • a major Spanish clothing company, regarding the seizure and destruction of counterfeited garments;
  • a major Japanese luxury fashion house re protection of intellectual property rights, seizure and destruction of counterfeited garments, and fragrances;
  • a French luxury fashion house re protection of intellectual property rights, seizure and destruction of counterfeited garments, and fragrances;
  • Italian sports equipment manufacturer re protection of intellectual property rights, seizure and destruction of counterfeited garments;
  • a French luxury fashion house re protection of intellectual property rights, seizure and destruction of counterfeited garments.

B.         PATENTS

We advised:

  • the global producer of generic drugs re patent issues, successful opposition to the issuance of Supplementary Protection Certificates;
  • a leading French pharmaceutical company re patent issues;
  • the leading US soft drinks company with regard to claims for patent and design infringements re kiosk umbrellas;
  • a major German pharmaceutical company in a dispute concerning the expiration of a drug patent.

C.        COPYRIGHTS

We advised:

  • the Romanian branch of a leading US soft drinks company in a dispute regarding concepts, ideas of an audio-video show;
  • a US casino operations management company with regard to the negotiation of a software development and distribution agreement;
  • a leading US industrial goods and metal fabrication company with regard to misappropriation and illegal distribution of its software programs;
  • a French software development company with regard to an IPR purchase Agreement.

D.        OTHER MATTERS

  • an Irish hotel chain re a defamatory campaign carried out by a former employee, drafted and served a cease and desist letter which led to the cease of the above mentioned campaign.

 

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