As technological horizons expand rapidly and new business models emerge at a fast pace, effective IP portfolio management and comprehensive assessment of IP rights become vital business advantages. In serving our clients’ interests and supporting their commercial success in global markets, our multidisciplinary Intellectual Property team has acquired impressive experience and know-how in a wide array of IP-related matters, covering the acquisition, development, implementation, enforcement, licensing and other exploitation of IP rights, as well as advising on domestic and international patent, trademark and copyright regulatory matters. In particular, the Intellectual Property team specialized of Muşat & Asociaţii also ensures the representation of clients in the whole range of disputes regarding IPR, being the only team from a full-service company in Romania that ensures the continuity of the project team both in the administrative phase and in the litigation phase.
Our legal experts have also developed comprehensive knowledge in franchising issues, having advised worldwide famous brands on devising and implementing franchise networks in Romania and neighboring countries, as well as counseled on related agreements and assessed compliance of their respective franchise structure with the Romanian legislation. Having regularly advised high-profile corporations on complex IP issues arisen from a variety of transactional matters, such as M&As, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, divestitures and IPOs, where IP was the key underlying asset, our lawyers and counselors are highly skilled in performing extensive due diligence on IP portfolios, to identify the specific IP assets, determine ownership rights and breadth of IP coverage and evaluate the validity of the IP rights.
Our team’s expertise covers virtually all areas of Intellectual Property Law, touching onto both the intricate aspects of IP non-litigation issues, and on all types of national and international IP litigation issues regarding patent protection, trademark infringement and counterfeiting, copyrights, domain name disputes, as well as registered design and the enforcement of other various IP rights against third parties.