Intellectual Property

 

Chiuariu & Associates - Intellectual Property provides technical, legal and strategic advice in all the fields of intellectual property.

Our advice is clear, concise and practical. We offer tailored solutions in cost-effective ways for any matters that may arise in the field of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyrights, domain names.

Due to an extensive network of patent specialists acting as of counsels for our firm, we are able to assist clients in patent prosecution and litigation cases involving a broad range of technical fields.

 

OUR SERVICES

  • PATENTS

    National patents

     

    • Drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications with the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (SOIT), including appeals and revocation against granted patents.

    PCT applications

    • Drafting, filing and prosecution of international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

    European Patents

    • Drafting, filing and prosecution of European patent applications with the European Patent Office (EPO), developing a post-grant strategy and handling the validation phase.

    • Drafting and filing of oppositions against granted European patents, including representation before the EPO in opposition and appeal proceedings.

    • Validation of European patents in Romania.

    Supplementary Protection Certificates

    • Filing and prosecution before the SOIT of Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC’s) for medicaments and plant protection products.

    Patent searches

    • Various types of patent searches in national and international databases.

    • Patentability searches.

    • Invalidity searches and opinions.

    • Freedom-to-operate searches and opinions for pharmaceutical companies.

    Portfolio management

    • Developing international patenting strategies for R&D companies.

    • Patent watch, patent expiry services.

    • Patent renewals.

    Regulatory Services for Pharmaceutical Companies

    • Assistance in IP related matters with respect to regulatory affairs (including representation before the National Medicine Agency).

  • UTILITY MODELS

    • Drafting, filing and prosecution of utility model applications with the SOIT.

    • Drafting and filing nullity actions against registered utility models.

  • TRADEMARKS

    • Selecting or creating an appropriate trademark to meet the marketing needs of the client’s business.

    • Trademark availability search, filing and prosecution.

    • Representation and assistance in registering a national trademark with the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (SOIT)

    • Representation and assistance in registering a national trademark with the relevant offices in Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia, Hungary, Croatia, Montenegro, Poland.

    • Representation and assistance in registering an EU trademark (community trademark) with the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM).

    • Representation and assistance in registering an international trademark with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

    • Trademark watch and opposition to the registration of identical or similar national, international or EU trademarks.

    • International / EU filing strategies.

    • Portfolio management and payment of renewals.

  • DOMAIN NAMES

    • Registration of generic top-level and country level domain names.

    • Recovering domain names.

    • Resolving disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures or litigation.

    • Portfolio management.

  • INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

    • Design search.

    • Preparation, filing and prosecution of design applications, including EU Design.

    • Portfolio management and payment of renewals.

    • Design watch.

  • COPYRIGHTS

    • Advising on copyright protection and registration.

    • Advising on copyright infringement and litigation strategy.

  • IP LICENSING AND AGREEMENTS

    • Negotiating, drafting, reviewing assignment and licensing agreements of IP rights.

  • LITIGATION

    • Preparation of cease and desist letters and warning notices.

    • Evaluation of IP infringement allegations and providing legal opinions.

    • Litigation of IP disputes (i.e., patent infringement, patent invalidity, trademark infringement, trademark cancellation, nullity actions against Supplementary Protection Certificates for medicaments, etc.).

    • Settlement of IP disputes, assistance in negotiation / mediation, drafting settlement agreements.