Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii came first in the “Enforcement and Litigation” table of this year’s WTR 1000 which identifies the leading law firms specialising in Intellectual Property. Now in its sixth year, the WTR 1000 shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the Intellectual Property area of practice.
The WTR 1000 remains the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field, and identifies the leading players in 71 key jurisdictions globally.
Following the research conducted by the editors, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii was included in the “Gold” band which, according to WTR 1000, represents “the crème de la crème” of the industry. Also, Ciprian Dragomir, Head of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group was recognised as a “Gold” professional in the field, being acknowledged as “a go-to guy for complex transactions and IP-heavy M&A deals”. In addition, Bogdan Halcu, Managing Associate of the firm, has been mentioned as a “Silver” practitioner for “providing indispensable support in cases concerning electronic communications and information technology”. Also, the editors of the guide have appreciated the vast experience of the team in terms of anti-counterfeiting and infringement of intellectual property rights, considering that “Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii not only knows the challenges that companies face in today’s business world; it knows how to surmount them, too”.
The Intellectual Property practice group at Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii consists of dedicated lawyers and certified intellectual property counsellors with a significant experience in advising and representing leading national and multinational companies on the protection of their IP portfolios.
An important part of the firm’s work in this area relates to complex anti-counterfeiting issues, including product contraband and illegal use of trademarks, especially in the mass market products industries such as cigarettes, beverages, food and clothing. In addition, the team has accrued extensive expertise in advising on franchising, as well as trademark and patent court protection in pharma and software industries. Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s intellectual property experts are constantly providing support to privatisations and private equity deals, as well as complex business takeovers within insolvency procedures. The firm or its lawyers are active members of INTA, WTO and ECTA organisations.