Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații | PRACTICE AREAS

Intellectual Property

The intellectual property team of Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii has accrued extensive expertise and specialises in assisting leading national and multinational companies on a wide range of specific legal matters, with a special focus on counterfeiting and smuggling of mass market products. Our team also specialises in pharma and software franchising, copyright, registered trademarks and patent court protection. We are constantly providing legal assistance services in complex business takeovers and private equity deals.

Our Services

legal assistance to TV producers, writers, journalists, film directors, actors, top international publishing houses, etc., on a wide range of issues concerning copyrights in complex agreements on radio and television series production, book publishing agreements, public use of personal image and name, as well as protection against public figure defamation.
legal assistance to leading companies in the fight against product counterfeiting, product smuggling and illegal use of trademarks. Our firm acts as an effective hub between clients and customs authorities, police, prosecutors and other authorities, thus providing much-needed fast communication channels. This has proved essential for clients in reporting significantly higher rates of customs seizures and product destruction.
legal assistance to multinational corporations from a variety of industries, as well as having successfully assisted new clients in complex franchising transactions, know-how and technology transfer.
our specialised intellectual property dispute team is well-known for being decidedly effective in complex court cases of counterfeiting, patents & trademark infringement and public figure defamation.
providing the full range of services regarding trademark and industrial design registration (initial trademark availability search, trademark and industrial design registration strategy, registration, trademark oppositions and appeals, etc.) before national, European and international authorities.

Client Highlights

France's leading hypermarket operator: legal assistance on the IP matters surrounding the acquisition of a supermarket chain from Romania (owned by a German group) comprising 86 outlets and a logistics facility in Romania. According to media sources, the transaction amounted to EUR 90,000,000 or EUR 100,000,000.
World’s leading RPA (robotic process automation) company: legal assistance in a complex EUR 1,000,000 action for damage for the infringement of intellectual property rights and commercial secrecy.
World’s leading company in Telecom industry: legal assistance on IP law matters in relation to the acquisition of the operations of a world leader in converged broadband, video, and mobile communications services (with a value of EUR 18.4 billion), the target company in Romania being a local subsidiary thereof.
One of the largest international media groups in Romania: advising on intellectual property matters in relation to one of the largest acquisitions in the online sector in 2016; according to media sources, the transaction had a value of approximately EUR 30,000,000.
Leading investment advisor of private equity funds: advising on intellectual property matters in relation to the acquisition of a share stake in a company owning and operating an e-commerce website, one of the largest online retail businesses in Romania.
Leading supplier of consumer goods on the Romanian market: assisting the client in connection with its IP portfolio following the acquisition of an important Romanian food producer.
Two Romanian companies acting in the entertainment industry: various intellectual property issues related to the organisation of two of the leading music events in Europe.
An important Spanish investment fund: acquisition of the system of online booking via well-known websites and of related international domain names.
A leading private equity fund: assistance in connection with client’s contemplated acquisition of a majority stake in the largest online retailer of electronics and electrical appliances in Romania (having a 70% market share).
International leading company in steel industry: legal assistance and representation in a complex dispute on the annulment of a patent involving a special design element used in building industrial structures; the case had a value of EUR 100,000,000.
International leading company focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation: legal assistance and successful representation in a dispute on patent counterfeiting, with claims of several thousand euros.
A US company specialising in healthcare, telecommunications, transports, advertising and electronics, active in over 70 countries : successful representation in an opposition before the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) against a mark which was similar to the client’s brand.
Leading international tobacco company: legal assistance on third-party counterfeiting activities on or in relation to the Romanian territory; successful representation in a dispute on the material injury caused to the owner of a renowned trademark by a company which manufactured and sold massive amounts of counterfeit cigarettes.
A leading Romanian oilseed crushing and oil refining company: successful representation of the client in many oppositions against marks which attempted to gain advantage of the renown of client’s brand in Romania and the European Union.
One of the largest domestic and international banking service providers: advising and successfully representing the client in disputes initiated by a company, regarding the alleged infringement of plaintiff’s intellectual property rights over computer embedded software applications.

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