“Nestor Nestor is a top competitor. It is a big law firm with a brilliant IP department that consistently produces work of the highest order.”
(IAM Patent, 2017)

“As the only Romanian full-service player with its own in-house patent attorneys, it displays a strong commitment to excellence in intellectual property and effortlessly straddles the contentious/non-contentious divide.”
(IAM Patent 1000, 2016)

“Outstanding market leader with specialist expertise across all areas of contentious and advisory IP. Boasts a strong international client base, with significant experience in the pharmaceutical, IT, automotive and FMCG sectors.”
(Chambers and Partners, 2015)

Our Team

Intellectual Property

We deliver the in-depth IP knowledge more commonly associated with boutique IP firms, along with the resources and wider commercial perspective of a full service law firm.

Thus, we provide assistance in virtually all areas of practice impacting intellectual property rights, including trademark, trade dress, design, copyright, trade names, domain names, IP transactional, enforcement and border measures, across various industry sectors such as automotive, telecommunication, media and entertainment, gambling, pharmaceutical, fashion, real – estate, software, tobacco, and food and beverages.

To do this in a prompt yet thorough manner, we assembled the largest specialized IP practice among the law firms active on the Romanian market, to include lawyers and counselors, benefiting from the specific expertise of patent, trademark and designs attorneys. Where necessary, they act in consonance with other legal & tax professionals on transactions with an IP component or projects driven by IP aspects. Also, when the course of action prompts us with a dispute, we team-up with our Dispute Resolution Department to assemble units that provide expert advice and representation.

We believe in the anticipation and prevention of legal issues and we take a pro-active step in sharing this approach with clients and other business partners, as we provide comprehensive and practical training sessions to in-house marketing and legal departments on the full range of today’s intellectual property matters, including online related issues, at large, social media or domain names related matters. For a complete offering, our team carefully scrutinizes the legislation and case-law and provides our clients with updates on the relevant developments.

We believe that this approach is the reason why our practice is top ranked by the international legal and IP publications, such as Chambers and Partners (the only law firm ranked in Band 1 in Intellectual Property in the European edition), Legal 500 (Tier 1 in Intellectual Property in the EMEA edition), Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) (being the only law firm to claim a spot in each of the areas researched in Romania), IAM Patent 1000 and WTR 1000 (top tier firm in the areas researched in Romania and the only law firm in our jurisdiction to have obtained this performance, while also having the largest number of recommended lawyers).

Also, we have proudly accepted the “Romanian Intellectual Property Firm of the Year” award by MIP for five consecutive years, between 2014 and 2018.