Practice areas
  • “Leading law firm STOICA & Asociatii commands the respect of rivals in patent litigation and IP transactions in Romania. Its IP department is led by Dragos Bogdan and veteran litigator Valeriu Stoica. In IP matters both senior practitioners are supported by a team of junior lawyers, including Irina Andreea Micu and Mihai Stanescu. “We see them in pharma litigation. Dragos is quite brilliant.”

    Managing Intellectual Property – IP Stars – Patents, 2017 edition

  • One of the best Romanian law firms generally, STOICA & Asociaţii has a particularly robust patent group. With its versatile capabilities, it can make light work of every mandate under the sun, from the drafting of intricate patent applications to the smooth negotiation of IP-rich deals. Dragoş Bogdan is intimately familiar with both domestic and foreign legal procedures. A former judge, he is an extremely experienced and insightful professional, especially when it comes to litigation. Managing partner Valeriu Stoica has “a fantastic track record in patent contentious cases.
    IAM Patent 1000, ediția 2017

  • Contentious powerhouse STOICA & Asociatii emerges victorious from Romanian courtrooms with striking consistency. The firm has built a tremendous reputation on account of its large phalanx of heavyweight IP litigators, who pen transparent briefs and plead with eloquence. The most renowned of these is former judge Dragoş Bogdan, who really comes into his own in fraught pharmaceutical matters and has useful complementary knowledge of competition law.

    WTR 1000, ediția 2017

Intellectual Property

STOICA & Asociaţii provides legal assistance and representation to domestic and international companies acting in energy, IT, pharmaceutical, and in food & beverage industry in diverse contentious and non-contentious cases pertaining to intellectual property law.

Patents

The lawyers from STOICA & Asociaţii provide legal assistance and representation in the procedures regarding drafting and patents’ registration at OSIM (Romania’s State Office for Inventions and Trademarks), as well as in negotiating, drafting, revision of various types of IP related agreements (license or assignment) in procedures with regard to their annulment/revocation, as well as in disputes arising from patents’ cancellation or infringement.

Copyright

STOICA & Asociaţii provides assistance and representation in legal issues concerning the validity of copyrights and ancillary rights, the ownership of such rights, in the negotiation and drafting of copyrights agreements, in the relationships with the collective management organizations, as well in the disputes arising from the infringement of copyrights and ancillary rights.

Trademarks and Industrial Designs

STOICA & Asociaţii provides:

  • assistance in negotiating, drafting and revision of various types of trademarks and industrial design related agreements: licensing or assignment agreements;
  • representation in administrative/contentious procedures conducted before OSIM (Romania’s State Office for Inventions and Trademarks) and the competent courts in matters connected with the registration and protection of intellectual property rights: oppositions, infringements, cancellation or annulment/revocation claims, claims for the suspension of the commercial exploitation of a potentially infringing product etc.;
  • advising on IP rights’ protection and designing the strategic management of IP rights’ portfolios;
  • preparing of long-term strategies to handle trademarks and industrial designs’ disputes, including criminal offences specific to this domain;
  • undertaking of trademark availability searches.

Relevant experience [+]

  • Assisting and representing a major Romanian bank in connection with the litigations deriving from the counterfeiting and annulment of a patent related to the security of the ATM machines;
  • Assisting and representing the biggest retailer in Romania in connection with the faire remuneration of the IP auxiliary rights;
  • Assisting and representing the biggest steel producer from Romania in a criminal case with regard to the infringement of a patent right;
  • Assisting a major player from the pharmaceutical market in setting and implementing an administrative and judiciary strategy aimed at protecting its patent portfolio;
  • Assisting and representing a top player on the international market of dairy products in a claim for damages amounting to Eur 800,000 filed against a competitor infringing its patent;
  • Assisting and representing a leading actor on the international market of beverages in a litigation concerning the cancelation of a right over a patent;
  • Assisting and representing a major innovative medicine producer in a litigation concerning the cancelation of a right over one of its patents;
  • Assisting and representing a significant player on the domestic market of generic medicine products in litigations pertaining to the alleged counterfeit of its competitor’s patent;
  • Assisting and representing a producer of nutrition supplements in a series of litigations regarding the cancellation of the trademark registered in bad faith by one of its competitors;
  • Assisting multinational companies in infringement claims (patents, trademarks, industrial design, copyright), actions for cancellation of industrial property titles (patents, trademarks, industrial design) in proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office for registration of industrial property matters, in disputes regarding unfair competition by confusingly similar trademarks, logos, promotion, packaging, in disputes related to confidentiality agreements, assignment or licensing contracts, in claims for defamation by allegations of plagiarism;
  • Assisting and representing a management company with respect to the maintenance of a trademarks and licenses sale purchase agreement concluded during the insolvency proceedings of the seller.