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CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI

Assisting a pharma lab in court

14.03.2019


Starting with 2016, we are representing a reputable French pharmaceutical laboratory in some files / procedures that overlook the way in which clinical trials are being carried out in Romania. These studies impact both the local and the European medical community. For this reason, the courts in Romania, where our client operates these studies, want to ensure that the optimal conditions are met for the conduct of the respective studies. Conditions that materialize in respecting good practice in conducting Phase II clinical trials (our case). Phase II clinical trials set out the following: efficacy of the drug tested, efficacy in disease prevention, and appropriate dosage levels.

To start a clinical trial in Romania you need the approval from two national forums: the National Medicines Agency and the National Ethics Commission. Once these approvals have been obtained under the current legislation, the clinical trial may begin. The legislation is comprised on a set of regulations called “Good Clinical Practice.”

We are still in the process of carrying out these procedures, which we expect to be finalized sometime during this year/2019. Throughout this period, we provided consultancy services that consisted of monitoring the initial file and analyzing the papers and requests coming from the parties involved. We also proposed to the client the strategy and recommendations we considered appropriate to combat the actions filed against its rights and interests.

 

08.05.2019

New case at horizon: generic trademark or not?-

In the coming months we will have a case related to a supposed generic name of a Swiss traditional bread producer’s brand. The problem lies in the refusal of the German office to register that trademark based on the fact that the name of the trademarks is generic. We consider this refusal difficult to understand, ( learn more )

24.04.2019

Slogans can sometimes be an issue

Surely, the word slogan has a meaning for everyone. You may have heard it many times used in association with different trademarks. Companies often use brand slogans to help their trademark accomplish long term strategic goals. They also help the company stand out in the market and gain a certain positioning desired by the company. ( learn more )

16.04.2019

Rebrand for a Romanian bank

Currently, in Romania, we provide consultancy to a reputable banking company in a rebranding process. The goal is to achieve increase its popularity among customers. As part of a company’s marketing strategy, the rebranding process can be very complex and long lasting. It requires a lot of research and its deployment involves many resources, hence ( learn more )