Muşat & Asociaţii


43 Aviatorilor Blvd
Bucharest 11853


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Managing Partner: Paul Buta
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Firm - Year of Establishment: 1990
Number of Partners: 3
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 9
Languages Spoken at the Firm: English, German, Romanian

Muşat & Asociaţii is a full-service Romanian law firm, advising leading national and international companies alike. A pioneer in the business law industry and one of the first established law firms in the country, the firm traces its history back 30 years.

In its over three decades of experience, Mușat & Asociații has built a strong, fully integrated, versatile and visionary team of lawyers dedicated to Intellectual Property. We are currently the only business law firm in Romania covering all areas of practice in the IP sector, from trademarks, patents, copyrights, data bases, designs, domain names to various issues of media & entertainment and unfair competition.

Our client portfolio is broad, but our approach is close and personal, tailored for the specific needs of each particular case.
We are the first Romanian business law firm to have acknowledged the importance of Intellectual Property and duly set up a dedicated department handling IP-focused dispute resolution.

Our IP Department provides the full range of legal services, both on a horizontal level, in relation to patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, utility models, etc., and on a vertical level - from strategy in planning the building of an IP portfolio to securing, monitoring, enforcing the rights in judicial proceedings and defending them in court proceedings.

Our team’s expertise covers all areas of IP law, touching onto both the intricate aspects of non-contentious issues, and on all types of IP litigation issues. We were the first (and still only) Romanian law firm to:

  • raise a patent hold-up defense in court
  • file a claim for a compulsory patent license in Romania
  • obtain a blocking preliminary injunction against an internet platform hosting provider for intermediation of copyright infringement
  • claim under a patrimonial neighboring right in broadcasts in respect of must-carry television channels.

Competence across numerous practice areas at Mușat & Asociații provides the IP department with the capacity to execute highly complex briefs in collaboration with other in-house experts (as demonstrated in many of our work highlights below).

We are proud partners of our clients, understanding their business model and objectives. Thus, Mușat & Asociații’s IP lawyers are a go-to for many international market-leading companies.

Key IP Areas

Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, ITC litigation, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, PTAB litigation, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution

Key Sector Expertise

Aerospace, Advertising, Artificial intelligence, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Defence, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, Financial services, FMCG, Food & beverage, Gaming, ICT & software, Internet, Life sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Media, Medical device, Music, Not-for-profit, Oil & gas, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, Real estate, Renewable energy, Retail, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Universities & research