Romania

Please contact our partner office for more information about our services in Romania:

Turcu & Turcu
17 Ana Davila St., Sector 5
Bucharest, 050491
Romania
T +4 021 4113717
Contact: Mr Gabriel Turcu
romania@react.org
office@turcu.ro


Romania is a EU member since 2007 and the European legislation on IP rights protection and enforcement is applied either directly or through fully harmonized legislative provisions. The country has a strategic geographical position, at the Eastern border of the EU, being in the route of goods coming both from China and Midlle East by sea, and from Russia or Ukraine by land – either as a final destination or as a transit point to other EU countries. Therefore an efficient law enforcement system has been established, including the customs simplified and ex officio police actions against goods suspected of infringing IP rights. REACT has a joint venture with the law firm TURCU & TURCU to provide full IP protection and enforcement services in Romania, at fixed fees.

Our services in Romania

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Attending personal hearing
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing a demand for a raid
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Filing surveillance letter
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application available (not mandatory)
  • Customs application is valid for one year
  • Simplified procedure
  • Customs will act ex officio: under Regulation 608/2013 it is possible to seize suspicious goods without filed Application for Action. In such cases is provided 4 working days term for Customs Application to be filed.
  • Deadline for response to Customs Notifications of seizure is 10 working days (extendable once) and 3 working days for perishable goods
  • If no Application is filled, then it has to be filled in term of 4 working days upon the notification
  • Deadline for importer to respond to customs authorities and filing opposition against the seizure is 10 working days upon the receipt of the notification
  • Police, Border Police and Prosecutor are the authorities tasked with taking criminal action against infringers
  • Remedies available under criminal law: seizure of counterfeits, seizure of assets, imprisonment, fines, damages for rights holder’s losses
  • Proof of knowledge of counterfeiting not required
  • Ex parte orders and interim injunctions available
  • Damages and costs are available: damages for rights holder’s losses (material and moral damages), expenses incurred by rights holder including attorney and expert fees and court expenses