Expertise

  • Intellectual Property with specific focus on:
    • trademark rights
    • design rights
    • copyright and related rights
    • domain names
  • Advertising
  • Consumer protection matters
  • Information technology
  • Gaming

Representative Cases and Transactions

Gaming

  • ongoing legal advice on general gambling matters to one of the world’s largest international online sports betting provider, as well as to other major players in the world’s gambling industry
  • ongoing assistance, regulatory advice and representation before the National Gambling Office of one of the world’s largest international online sports betting provider, as well as of other major players in the world’s gambling industry, in relation to the gambling licensing process in Romania with successful results
  • ongoing assistance, regulatory advice and representation before the National Gambling Office of various well-known economic operators involved in the performance of activities related to remote games of chance, in relation to the gambling licensing process in Romania
  • assistance of the the largest online gambling trade association in the world, representing most of the world’s largest licensed and stock market-listed remote gambling operators and software providers, during the attempt of amending the primary legislation in gaming field, in close cooperation with the Romanian National Gambling Office and the representatives of all Romanian associations in the industry

Intellectual Property

  • ongoing intellectual property assistance to clients in various industry sectors: one of the top three companies on the Romanian beer market; entities within Romania’s leading broadcasting group; the largest operator in mobile communications; one of the worldwide leading tobacco companies; one of the most known global media companies in the world; a major oral care multinational companies in relation to all aspects of trademark and design rights, including trademark and design infringement advice
  • advice to a leading online classified business in Europe with operations world-wide and the company which operates a Romanian general classified website in the transfer procedure of the domain name and its associated .ro domain names, as well as in the transfer of the .com domain name and its associated gTLD domain names, as a result of concluding an asset purchase agreement between the above-mentioned companies and a South African multinational mass media corporation
  • unfair competition advice to a Swedish company, a major manufacturer and distributor of packaging solutions and customized systems in polymer materials, in particular in relation to alleged copying of industrial products that are no longer protected by registered patents
  • legal assistance to two major Romanian companies operating grain loading/unloading and storage facilities in Constanta harbor, in relation to software copyrights matters in due diligence proceedings, in the process of the acquisition of the above-mentioned companies
  • one of the best known advertising agencies in Romania in a litigation against the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks as well as an American multinational clothing and accessories retailer, having as object the partial annulment of the decision issued by SOIT and the registration acceptance of a national trademark

Consumer Protection

  • ongoing  legal advice to the Romanian subsidiary of a large German retailer in relation to various consumer protection aspects in the activity of retail of consumer products, review and clearance of labeling and advertising materials
  • ongoing legal advice to an American multinational food and beverage corporation; a global multinational consumer goods company; a leading software producer in relation to advertising and comparative advertisement issues

Education

  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • “Insight on the Romanian gambling market from a legalistic perspective” (iNTERGAMINGi, May 2018) (co-author)
  • “Is the gambling affiliate marketing industry at tipping point?” (European Gambling Lawyer, February 2018) (co-author)
  • “Tough blow for Novartis: General Court confirms that mark representing transdermal patch is invalid” (World Trademark Review, February 2018) (co-author)
  • “Most eagerly-awaited decision in GI case law” (World Trademark Review, 2017) (co-author)
  • contributor for Casino Inside, a monthly magazine addressing the gambling industry in Romania
  • speaker at the Affiliates & CMOs Conference within SiGMA 2016 – Summit of iGaming, Panel discussions “Survival of the fittest affiliate – myth or a reality?” (Malta, 2016)
  • A Landmark in the Romanian iGaming Law History: The First Online Gambling Licenses Issued” (CEE Legal Matters Magazine – Issue 2.5., October 2015)