Irina Vasile

Partner

Irina Vasile is highly appreciated for providing valuable and in-depth legal advice for a whole array of commercial legal matters. She gained top-rank skills in her previous role as member of one of the largest Romanian law firms, with the clients she assisted praising her business-wise approach and practical insights.

She is recognized for handling complex M&A deals, challenging intellectual property issues and for assisting various clients on compliance with data protection laws. Irina has substantial experience in advising on a wide range of projects in the agribusiness, medical & pharma, IT, construction and F&B industries.

Irina Vasile is particularly passioned about all aspects of intellectual property and franchising law.

She is particularly adept at helping clients understand the business and legal risks associated with the adoption, use and registration of trademarks. As such, she is recognized for her expertise in handling complex European and international trademark matters for major companies, and for skillful management of large trademark portfolios.

Also, she has handled various franchising - related matters, such as drafting and negotiating franchise and master-franchise agreements (both national and international); managing outside franchisor counsel in all aspects; advising franchisors and their officers / directors from a legal business perspective; supervising franchising-related litigation; structuring franchise transfers and resales; non-litigation dispute resolution with franchisees.

Irina represents her clients regarding the management of their patent, design and copyright law portfolios. She has also advised on complex matters including patent registration outside the Romanian borders.

She is recognized by her peers and clients as an accessible, hands-on practitioner with an immense understanding of intellectual property law and corporate realities.

Highlights

Assisting one of the leading master franchisees in the education field in all its current operations in Romania.

Advising in successful litigation of a Romanian franchisor active in the F&B industry, as to limit the unlawful use of his trademark by a competitor.

Assisting a leading Romanian IT company in a software-related dispute.

Assisting a top medical services provider for the acquisition of hospitals and clinics.

Advised a major Dutch investment fund in acquiring and managing its portfolio of agricultural land in Romania.

Advising a service provider from the construction industry to create and establish its franchise network.

Advising in successful proceedings in front of the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of a Polish cosmetic company, seeking the annulment of a trademark registered in bad faith by one of its distributors.

Managing a complex IT-related patent registration in the US, for a well-known Romanian research institute.

Submitting for registration of a medical-related patent, at national and international level, for a Romanian University.

Performing a data protection compliance audit for one of the largest companies in the energy field, managing personal data for over 500.000 natural persons.

Performing an extensive legal due diligence investigation for Cluj local council regarding the institution’s conformity with data protection regulations.

 

Language fluency

Romanian, English, German and French

Education

BA in Business Administration, Romanian-British University (2008);

LL.B, Bucharest University Law School (2009)

LLM Business Law, Bucharest University Law School (2010)

Memberships

Bucharest Bar (Admitted 2009)

Patent Chamber (Admitted 2013)

Email: irina.vasile@zvd.ro

Tel: 0723 155 055



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