The Ropatent team of IP counselors can represent clients before the European Patent Office, the World Intellectual Property Ogranization and the EU Intellectual Property Office. Thus we are able to represent a variety of IP causes both in Romania and worldwide.
We can access European institutions, courts and authorities, relevant regional and country offices and industry representatives.
Ropatent can represent matters in the European Union before the European offices as well as courts in Romania and other member states. We have representation rights for the prosecution, opposition and dispute concerning European trademark and design. For those we can represent our clients before the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Ropatent counselors can also prosecute patent applications by filing the application at the European Patent Office (EPO).
Our expertise also extends in countries outside the European Union. Throughout direct representation, as well as our partnerships, Ropatent can assist clients in gaining and protecting IP rights in the following regions:
- all states in North America
- all states in South America
- Africa- Morocco, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa
- Asia - China, Hong Kong, Macao, India, Saudi Arabia, United Arabian Emirates, Cambodia, Cyprus, South Korea, Egypt, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka , Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam;
- Europe – all states (non EU members comprised)
For patent protection in international markets we offer consultation on how to file an application according to the European Patent Convention and the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
For the registration of an international trademark, Ropatent offers its expertise in the proceedings before WIPO. The application filed this way has effect in 70 countries, members of the Madrid Protocol, including USA, Australia and the EU states.
Regarding design, we are able to obtain international protection by filing a single international application where all desired countries are mentioned. This way it is less costly for the client and it bares less bureaucratic procedures than in the case of filing an application for each country.
Regarding copyright, Ropatent can represent clients directly or through our partners before international courts in cases of copyright violation.