Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii specialized team of lawyers have long time provided complex legal advice to leading national and multinational companies in protecting their intellectual property portfolio.
Our team has accrued extensive expertise in advising clients operating in a wide variety of industries, with a special focus on counterfeiting and contraband of mass market products industries such as cigarettes, beverages, food and clothing as well as franchising and trademark and patent court protection in pharma and software industry.
Our intellectual property experts are also constantly providing support to high profile privatizations and private equity deals as well as complex business takeovers within insolvency procedures.
|Scope of Practice|
|Counterfeiting and Contraband|
Our lawyers are widely acknowledged for their support to national and international leading companies in the fight against product counterfeiting, product contraband and illegal use of trademarks, especially in the mass market products industries such as cigarettes, beverages, food and clothing.
The firm`s experienced lawyers assist clients on market product surveys, custom seizures, product sample examination, product confiscation and product destruction. Our team also acts as an effective hub between clients and custom authorities, police, prosecutors, and other authorities providing the much needed fast communication channels for swift handling of each case throughout the entire chain of events (from product seizure up to product destruction and court prosecution). Our know-how in this respect has proved essential for clients in reporting significantly higher rates of custom product seizures and destruction.
|Trademarks and Industrial Designs|
Through our team of lawyers, who are also certified intellectual property counselors, we advise and assist our clients with full range of services regarding trademark and industrial designs registration (initial trademark availability search, trademark and industrial design registration strategy, registration, trademark oppositions and appeals, etc.) before both national and European authorities – the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) and and the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM).
Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii also provides effective continuous trademark survey, a much needed service nowadays for trademark and industrial design protection, given current legal framework.
|Franchise and Know How|
|Our franchise and know how expertise rises from our lawyers’ close work for more than 10 years with multinationals from a variety of industries such as home furniture and accessories, dairy products, clothing, etc. in implementing and accommodating know how agreements as well as multilateral franchise and franchise development agreements to the particularities of the Romanian market and legal framework. This enables our team to constantly assist with success new clients in complex franchising transactions know-how and technology transfer towards Romanian entrepreneurs. |
We advise our clients (TV producers, writers, journalists, actors, etc.) on a wide range of issues concerning copyrights such as title use and transfer, plagiarism, protection and licensing within complex radio and television series production agreements, book publishing agreements, public use of personal image and name as well as protection against public figure defamation.
By constantly working with major international publishing companies, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii has also developed a strong expertise in drafting, negotiating and enforcing agreements typical for the industry as well as personal data protection policies and database management and transfer.
|Our litigation department has a specialized intellectual property dispute team which is well known as being decidedly effective in patent, trademark, industrial designs and copyrights protection before courts of law, handling complex court files on counterfeiting, patent and trademark infringement and public figure defamation. |