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Articles contributed by Vilau & Mitel SCA
Specialist IP panels have been created in Bucharest and have developed solid case law, as they have exclusive jurisdiction over all trademark cancellation and revocation cases. Choosing the right forum can therefore be crucial.
While protection for well-known marks is in place, there are some contradictions in the treatment of fame
The protection of well-known trademarks has its roots in Article 6bis of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property – to which Romania is a founding member – whereby signatories undertook to refuse or cancel the registration, and to prohibit the use, of a trademark which constitutes a reproduction, imitation or translation of a well-known mark, and is liable to cause confusion with that mark.
Author Dragos M Vilau
The legal framework for the protection and enforcement of IP rights in Romania is as follows:
M&A Activity in Romania has surged in the last few years primarily due to strong foreign direct investment.