The Upcoming Trade Secrets Act

On 10 January 2019, the Trade Secrets Act was sent for consideration to the Slovenian Parliament and will have to be adopted shortly - as required by Directive (EU) 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (i.e. trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. SELIH & PARTNERS is encouraging the companies to respond quickly and prepare for the upcoming changes by adopting appropriate internal acts or revisiting the existing internal acts in order to ensure that all important trade secrets are adequately protected.

Promotions at BOYANOV & Co.

BOYANOV & Co. announced the following promotions as of 1 February 2019: Radoslav Alexandrov is promoted to Partner and Head of Employment Practice Group; Nikolay Kolev ­­- to Counsel within the Corporate and M&A Practice Group; Stela Sabeva - to Principal Associate and Head of the Intellectual Property Department; Rossiza Marinova and Marina Mollova - to Senior Intellectual Property Associates.

The IP Practices of Four SEE Legal Member Firms Recommended in Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS 2019 Edition

The Intellectual Property practices of BOYANOV & Co. (Bulgaria) and Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (Romania) continue to be ranked in Tier 1/ Highly Recommended in both Trade Mark and Patent categories in Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS. Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (Croatia) and Selih & Partners (Slovenia) have also been recommended for their outstanding work in the area of Intellectual Property for 2018.

Five SEE Legal Member Firms Recommended by WTR 1000

The IP Practices of Five SEE Legal Member Firms are once again Recommended in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2019, Published by World Trademark Review 1000.

BDK Advokati on Legal Practice for the Life Sciences Industry in Serbia

Bogdan Ivanisevic, partner, and Bisera Andrijasevic, associate, authored the Serbian chapter in the 2019 edition of Getting the Deal Through – Life Sciences 2019.

NNDKP – IP Firm of the Year 2019 at the First Edition of the Global IP Awards

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) received the distinction "Intellectual Property Firm of the Year in Romania" at the Global IP Awards inaugural gala organised by the international publications Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR) in London on 29 January 2019.Ana-Maria Baciu, partner and head of the firm’s IP practice, accepted the award on behalf of NNDKP and stated: "We are very pleased to win this award for Romania from the very first edition of this gala. This reinforces once again the constant efforts of our team and constitutes a recognition…

NNDKP IP Promotes Andreea Bende to the Position of Partner

The Intellectual Property Department of Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP Consiliere in Proprietate Intelectuala SRL) is pleased to announce the promotion of Andreea Bende to the position of partner as of 1 January 2019. Thus, Andreea will now be the third partner of the division, together with Ana-Maria Baciu, head of the department, and Cosmina Simion. Andreea Bende joined NNDKP Consiliere in Proprietate Intelectuala SRL over 14 years ago, and her consistently upward journey towards the highest level of professional accomplishment tells a story about tenacity, ambition, loyalty…

BOYANOV & Co. is Advising on the Biggest Deal in Bulgaria

BOYANOV & Co. currently works on the biggest deal in Bulgaria – the concession award procedure for Sofia Airport.

NNDKP at IP and Interactive Entertainment Conference

Between 24-25 October 2018 NNDKP was at the IP in the Digital Economy for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Conference IP and Interactive Entertainment, organised by the The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in cooperation with the Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA) and the Romanian Patent Office (OSIM) in Bucharest. Cosmina Simion was invited as a speaker in the panel “Romanian Game Developers: Ownership of Intellectual Property and the Rise of Independent Video Game Studios” and delivered a presentation on the topic “When gambling and games collide”.

Bogdan Ivanisevic and Zorana Brujic of BDK Advokati published in ECTA Daily

Bogdan Ivanisevic, partner and head of BDK's Intellectual Property practice, and Zorana Brujic, associate, authored an article on proving bad faith in trademark cases, for ECTA Daily, a bulletin published during ECTA's 37th Annual Conference held in Athens from 13-16 June 2018. In their article, Bogdan and Zorana analyzed the criteria laid down by the E.U. Court of Justice and the General Court for establishing bad faith, including non-use of the trademark by the registrant, existence of a previous relationship with the claimant, wide use of the sign by the claimant in the relevant territory,…

BDK Advokati authors Serbia chapter in 'Copyright 2018' (Chambers & Partners)

BDK Advokati has contributed a Serbia chapter to Copyright 2018, one of the Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guides. The copyright guide includes thirteen country-specific chapters and offers a comprehensive overview of the developments in the constantly evolving field of copyright. The guide aims at providing copyright practitioners with some initial tools to deal with the copyright-related issues. Other contributors include Baker McKenzie (London), Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte, LGV Avvocati, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Bogdan Ivanisevic, partner,…