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Laura Leonte
Associate
t: +40 21 233 94 46
Profile

Laura is specialized in intellectual property law, IT & Media, advertising and marketing, having acquired in-depth knowledge with regard to managing and commercialization of intellectual property rights (IPRs), by pro-actively drafting a wide array of agreements for the licensing/ assignment of trademarks, copyright, know-how, business secrets, francize agreements, contracts for software and IT solutions development and marketing.  Laura assisted various IPRs holders in court proceedings for protecting these rights, including trademarks, designs, economic rights of authors, editors, performers and producers.

Laura has represented key-players from the retails, FMGC and pharma industries in a wide range of actions for brand protection against unfair competition and counterfeiting, in amicable settlement cases, in court cases or in administrative proceedings before the customs authority.  In terms of collective management of IPRs, she advised renowned international clients in obtaining non-exclusive licenses for the use of works protected by copyright.

She assisted clients in protecting their non-economic rights, such as the right to name, the right to image and the detrimental effects to such rights in the context of acquired reputation.

Other expertise areas include competition law, Laura having assisted manufacturers and distributors with a focus on pharma sector, in connection with investigations undertaken by the Competition Council concerning alleged breaches of antitrust rules.  She was part of the team supervising, as a monitoring agent appointed by the national authority, the implementation and enforcement of the commitments undertaken by an of the biggest international telecom operators.  Moreover she assisted in providing various compliance trainings to companies.  She also advised on a wide range of competition aspects related to commercial contracts, distribution agreements in industries such as pharmaceuticals, retail, telecom.

Laura has also advised clients in matters of commercial law, being involved in several M&A projects, and as well in public procurement and european funds projects.

Specialization
Languages
Romanian, English, Spanish and German
Education

LL.M. in European Integration, Europa-Institut, Saarland University, 2010

LL.B., University of Bucharest, 2009

 

Membership

Romanian Chamber of Patent Attorneys (CNCPIR)

Romanian Bar Association

Publications

 Ce mărci trăsnite au mai inventat românii – studiu (Crazy trademarks registered by Romanians) -  study, co-author; cited by HotNews, TVR1, Agerpres, Realitatea etc; October 2015;

 "Tovarăşii" lui Ceauşescu, mai pricepuţi la inovaţie decât capitaliştii de după Revoluţie (Ceaușescu’s comrades, better at innovating than postrevolution capitalists) – study, co-author; cited by Mediafax, HotNews, BizLawyer, TVR1, descopera.ro etc; September 2015;

 Comunicarea publica sau moartea dansului la radio (“The right of public communication or the death of on air dance”) in the Romanian Intellectual Property Law Magazine, Universul Juridic Publishing House, no. 4/2013, co-author;

 Romania: Advertising and Marketing Advertising Law, in the online AtoZ WorldBusiness Publication, co-author, 2012.