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Simion & Baciu | Romania | 20 Sep 2021

"Battle" for IP rights at Romanian borders

Practitioners offering assistance in protecting IP rights during customs operations at Romanian borders need to find the best way to support IP rights holders. This article discusses the measures that can be taken to obtain the best results with limited resources and in a timely manner.
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Vernon|David | Romania | 15 Sep 2021

Employers face new obligations concerning gender equality

Romania has recently amended its anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws in order to more effectively and comprehensively address workplace discrimination and harassment. There are now new and significant obligations for employers to implement pre-emptive measures, as well as fresh reporting and investigation requirements, penalties for offenders and measures to ensure protection for......
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Simion & Baciu | Romania | 12 Jul 2021

Amendments to Romanian law on trademarks: one year in action

This article provides a recap of the important changes to trademark law in Romania with comments on the practical implementation of these changes. The amendments transposed the EU Trademarks Directive (2015/2436/EU) and introduced considerable changes to various procedures relating to trademarks before the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks. These include new procedures for trademark......
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Simion & Baciu | Romania | 5 Jul 2021

Copyright overview

In Romania, the Copyright Law represents the main legal framework applicable in the field of copyrights. Specific provisions on the special procedures to be followed in Romanian courts when attempting to enforce or protect copyrights are regulated by the Civil Procedure Code. This article provides an overview of the regulation and enforcement of copyright in Romania.
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Simion & Baciu | European Union, Romania | 24 May 2021

Bucharest Court confirms reputation of BMW's M and M CARS trademarks

The Bucharest Court recently ruled in a case in which a Romanian company, M Car Trading SRL, contested a State Office for Inventions and Trademarks decision that favoured BMW. The decision provides insight into the court's practice in assessing the reputation of earlier trademarks when invoked as relative grounds against subsequent trademark applications and underlines the importance of......
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Simion & Baciu | Romania | 17 May 2021

Trademarks overview

Various amendments to the Trademarks Law recently took effect, transposing the provisions of the EU Trademarks Directive. It is hoped that such changes will facilitate a better harmonisation of Romania's legal provisions and the procedures applied by the IP office in connection with the registration and protection of trademarks. This article provides an overview of the regulation and......
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Schoenherr | Romania | 26 Apr 2021

Corporate and commercial: trends and issues – Romania

In 2020 the government introduced a series of measures in the corporate and commercial space in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the legal requirements for setting up companies were streamlined to increase the attractiveness of foreign investment. Moreover, Romania's restrictive and bureaucratic regime for the transfer of shares in limited liability companies was overturned....
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Vernon|David | Romania | 31 Mar 2021

COVID-19 vaccination and employees: the stick, the carrot or just nice to have?

As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign moves forward, employers are asking questions regarding the impact of vaccination on their workforce. Unfortunately, there is little guidance on such matters, leaving significant ambiguity as to how the authorities or the courts might respond to a particular case. With that in mind, this article sets out some of the most common questions that employers are......
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Schoenherr | Romania | 16 Nov 2020

New law on debureaucratising functioning of companies enters into force

Law 223/2020 recently introduced a series of important changes to the Companies Law. It appears that the goal of these provisions is to further simplify the legal requirements for setting up and operating limited liability companies so that they become more attractive to investors seeking to carry out business in Romania.
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Schoenherr | Romania | 17 Aug 2020

New steps towards debureaucratising functioning of companies

At the beginning of 2020, legislative initiatives were launched to debureaucratise the functioning of companies established in Romania. In furtherance of these initiatives, in July 2020 20 members of Parliament submitted to the Senate a draft law proposing new amendments to the Companies Law. The draft law proposes numerous amendments – some which are welcome and some which raise questions as......
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