SIMION & BACIU is proud to announce that it is the winner of the Trademark Firm of the Year for Romania distinction, presented by IAM and World Trademark Review (WTR) during the Global IP Awards ceremony organized on 15 September 2022, in London.
This prestigious award reconfirms the strong position of SIMION & BACIU as one of the most reputable trademark firms active on the Romanian market, with the firm obtaining outstanding accolades throughout the year from highly regarded independent observers.
At its 3rd edition, the Global IP Awards gala recognizes, according to the organizers, the outstanding achievements of law firms in litigation, prosecution and transactional work during 2021/2022. In total, 143 distinctions were awarded to leading professionals active in the intellectual property field, highlighting the depth and spread of IP expertise across the globe. The final list reflects the collective conclusions of a set of highly experienced individuals, with deep links in both the corporate and legal IP worlds.
Present at the awards ceremony, Ana-Maria Baciu, Managing Partner stated:
“It is with great pleasure that I accept this prestigious award on behalf of the team at SIMION & BACIU. This is another confirmation of our sterling reputation in the intellectual property field. I am grateful to our wonderful team, whose combined skills and commitment made this recognition possible. Our lawyers and IP counsellors stand out through an exceptionally well-balanced mix of diligence, personalized client service and commercial mindset and I believe that these are the qualities that this award celebrates”.
SIMION & BACIU boasts one of the most distinguished and highly regarded intellectual property practices active in Romania, with its team offering market-leading IP legal services across the board.
Highlights of the client work that supported the decision of the Global IP Awards organizers to acknowledge SIMION & BACIU as the Trademark Firm of the Year for Romania include our assistance and representation of market shaping companies and their trend setting brands in highly sensitive cases that define the domestic jurisprudence in such matters. Examples include our assistance to:
- one of the world’s leading ball bearings manufacturers in connection with a large volume seizure of ball bearings performed by the Romanian Customs. The matter received a first successful result before the Bucharest Tribunal, thus accomplishing the first step in defending our client’s IP rights.
- one of the world’s most reputable player in the automotive field, in a conflict raised following the attempt by another entity also doing business on the Romanian market to register a similar brand. Our team obtained a successive favorable decision from the Romanian courts attesting to the reputation and well – know status of one of our client’s main brands on this market.
- one of the biggest manufacturers of radioand security electrical equipment for military and commercial use, and a company active in the field of research and development of radio relay equipment, antenna units and systems, water and wastewater treatment plants and photovoltaic systems production and different consumer goods, in connection with several disputes having as object the validity of the client’s international trademarks in our jurisdiction.
- a security software company active in multiple jurisdictions in relation to the clearance, prosecution and administration of its worldwide trademark portfolio.
- a reputed fashion icon active in the field of luxury goods in preparing its strategy against a third party that is unlawfully using the client’s house brand for different goods, both within and outside the European Union.
Andreea Bende, Partner at SIMION & BACIU mentioned:
”This prestigious award reflects the results of our continuous dedication to excellence in the field of trademarks. Its honoring to be acknowledged Trademark Firm of the Year in Romania. This status comes with a huge level of satisfaction but also with challenges. Our commitment is to continue to show the same level of commitment to our work, to innovate and to stay ahead of the curve. A big thank you to our clients for the trust they placed in us continuously.”
The Trademark Firm of the Year for Romania distinction complements the performance of SIMION & BACIU and its team members in the context of the 2022 research conducted by IAM and WTR, where:
The firm is ranked GOLD, the highest distinction and received top honours in WTR1000s Firms rankings for Enforcement and litigation and Prosecution and strategy chapters for Romania
Ana-Maria Baciu, Managing Partner and Andreea Bende, Partner, are ranked GOLD and Cosmina Maria Simion, Managing Partner is ranked SILVER in the same evaluation
Also, Ana-Maria Baciu is recognized among the WTR Global Leaders (Private Practice)
Moreover, this highly regarded award continues the sting of recognitions received by SIMION & BACIU during 2022, which include:
- Winner of the much-coveted Romanian Firm of the Year award by Managing IP, for the second consecutive year (2022 and 2021)
- One of only 2 firms included in TIER 1 for Intellectual Property by Legal 500 (Legalease)
- Ranked TIER 1 and acknowledged as a Top Tier Firm for Trademark contentiousand Trademark prosecutionand Recommended for Copyright and other related rights by IP Stars/Managing IP; SIMION & BACIU continues to be the only law firm active in Romania that is included in the highest category for both trademark contentious and trademark prosecution by this leading specialist guide to intellectual property firms and practitioners worldwide
- Recognized in the Intellectual Property & TMT section of Chambers and Partners rankings for Romania
The complete list of winners of the Global IP Awards 2022 presented by IAM and WTR is available here.
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About SIMION & BACIU
SIMION & BACIU is an intellectual powerhouse providing the best combination of legal advice, business savvy and humanness.
Members of our team have been at the forefront of the developments of the Romanian business and legal system for the past 20 plus years. Building on this heritage, we continue to promote a business model that positions us as business partners to our clients in relation to their professional interests in various areas of law and regulated industries, in particular intellectual property, gaming and gambling, technology, media & privacy, consumer protection & advertising and life sciences, and disputes resolution.
Our lawyers and consultants are constantly engaged in the communities relevant for the areas of practice the firm is active in, and they contribute insightful content to industry events, conferences and publications both in Romania and internationally. Members of our team are recognized as leading individuals by international reputable legal publications such as Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Managing IP, WTR 1000 and are active members of international and domestic professional associations such as INTA, Marques, IMGL or AmCham.
SIMION & BACIU is the winner of the Romania Law Firm of the Year award by Managing IP in 2021 and 2022. Also, SIMION & BACIU is the winner of the Law Firm of the Year in Gambling Law distinction at the Romanian Legal Awards 2022. The firm has been acknowledged as a Leading Law Firm by the European Legal 500, continuously since its creation.