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A-Z of EU trademark court practice and performance: Netherlands to Slovenia

In the fourth of our five-part series, trademark counsel from law firms across Europe provide an overview of the performance of their countries’ EU trademark courts over the past two years.

A-Z of EU trademark court practice and performance: Netherlands to Slovenia

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14 May 2019

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Romania

Romania joined the European Union on 1 January 2007. Consequently, the Romanian customs authorities’ responsibility to protect the external border of the European Union increased considerably, as Romania has a significant border with non-EU countries. Read more

7 Sep 2018

Trademark procedures and strategies: Romania

The Romanian trademark system is based on the first-to-file principle and registration is possible without the need to show genuine use. However, if an application is refused registration for lack of distinctive character, the refusal can be overcome if the mark has acquired distinctive character through prior use. Read more

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18 May 2017

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Romania

Romania joined the European Union on January 1 2007. Consequently, the Romanian customs authorities’ responsibility to protect the external border of the European Union increased considerably, as Romania has a significant border with non-EU countries (eg, Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova). Read more

Enforcement and litigation

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14 May 2019

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Romania

Romania joined the European Union on 1 January 2007. Consequently, the Romanian customs authorities’ responsibility to protect the external border of the European Union increased considerably, as Romania has a significant border with non-EU countries. Read more

24 May 2018

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Romania

Romania joined the European Union on January 1 2007. Consequently, the Romanian customs authorities’ responsibility to protect the external border of the European Union increased considerably. Read more

6 Apr 2018

First draft of new trademark law: what are the main changes?

The Romanian Patent and Trademark Office has published the first draft of the new trademark law, which aims to transpose Directive 2015/2436 into national legislation. This update sums up the most important changes. Read more

13 Mar 2018

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Romania

In Romania, pharmaceutical trademarks are governed by the same national legislation and relevant EU directives and regulations as other trademarks. However, when selecting trademarks to register, and in contentious matters, some specific elements must be taken into account. Read more

Trademark law

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6 Apr 2018

First draft of new trademark law: what are the main changes?

The Romanian Patent and Trademark Office has published the first draft of the new trademark law, which aims to transpose Directive 2015/2436 into national legislation. This update sums up the most important changes. Read more

13 Mar 2018

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Romania

In Romania, pharmaceutical trademarks are governed by the same national legislation and relevant EU directives and regulations as other trademarks. However, when selecting trademarks to register, and in contentious matters, some specific elements must be taken into account. Read more

3 Nov 2017

Perfect Nails Kft wins decision in Romanian High Court

The Romanian High Court recently decided in favour of Perfect Nails Kft regarding the Romanian designation of its mark, overruling the previous Romanian Office for Patent and Trademark decision that the mark was not distinctive and was composed exclusively of signs or indications which could designate the destination and the characteristics of goods and services. The court accepted registration of the mark for all products in Class 3 and services in Class 41. Read more

29 Mar 2017

Trademark procedures and strategies: Romania

There is no requirement to use a mark in order to acquire trademark rights. The Romanian trademark system is based on the first-to-file principle and registration is possible without preliminary use. If a trademark is refused registration for lack of distinctive character, this can be overcome by showing that the mark has acquired distinctive character through use prior to its application date. Read more

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Samiko Sun
Trademark Attorney
Beijing, China
Kangxin Partners, PC