With over 15 years of experience, Ana is specialised in competition and intellectual property law and, since 2004, has also been an intellectual property counselor and a European trademark and design attorney with EUIPO.
Prior to becoming a partner in our firm, Ana coordinated the competition and intellectual property practices of Muşat & Associates and Clifford Chance and was also a partner with Mareş/Danilescu/Mareş.
Ana gained her extensive experience in competition law by assisting international and prominent local clients on issues such as complex clearances in M&A cases, antitrust issues across various industries, including transport, automotive, pharma and FMGC and State aid specific matters. She has also developed antitrust compliance programmes and training programmes tailored to clients’ specific needs.
Her extensive intellectual property experience includes assisting both local and international clients on complex copyrights and other related rights issues in various industries including advertising, media, music, theatre and cinema, literature, public relations and corporate communications as well as in matters relating to trademarks, designs, counterfeiting and data protection and privacy.
Ana has been a member of the Bucharest Bar since 2002.
Romanian - English - French - Spanish
2004 - Intellectual Property Counselor (trademarks)
2002 - Member of the Bucharest Bar
2001 - "Nicolae Titulescu" University - Faculty of Law
Advising GapMinder, the first venture fund created as a result of the selection process started by the European Investment Fund Gapminder, in connection with its investment of EUR 600k in FintechOS. The latter is a company specialized in digital transformation of financial institutions and the investment will finance the expansion of operations globally and to accelerate the development of AI technologies. SAA’s team, which included Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat, Managing Associate Cristina Man and Head of IP Ana Kusak, provided assistance from due diligence on the company to the closing of the documents and implementation of the investment.
Advising World Class Romania, a large fitness chain operator in Bucharest, regulatory and other legal support in relation to the implementation of access within the health clubs by using specific technology. SAA also provided legal support regarding the complex data protection matters brought about by the entering into force of the new General Data Protection Legislation.
Advising Edward Neuk Company S.R.L. on various issues on technology law, data protection and intellectual property matters related to the social platform Kuende, including advice related to privacy by design, open source software, ICO (Initial Coin Offering) Financing and patent protection issues.
Advising First Property Group PLC, an award winning property fund manager and investor with operations in the UK, Poland and Romania, in conjunction with a club of investors, on the acquisition of MAESTRO BUSINESS CENTER Office Building located in Cluj-Romania.
Advising World Class Romania SA in front of the Bucharest Court of Appeal in connection with the cancellation of the registration of the national trademark "WORLD CLASS". Our extensive legal advice included the use of copyrighted music within the World Class clubs, as well as the costs and procedures involved with such use with the competent collective copyright body - UCMR - ADA.
Advising La Fantana S.R.L. on the civil and criminal risks associated with breaches of trademark, design and patent law. Our team also provides consultancy on earlier international and European patents, European trademarks and European designs. Our advice on this matter involves obtaining consent, reviewing commercial agreements and identifying legal solutions in order to avoid breach of protected patents.
Advising Paxdorf Design in the negotiation proceedings for the conclusion of a co-existence agreement with Juweler Wagner GmbH, regarding our client's trademark "WAGNER Beautiful Arts and Stories" no. M 2017 07295. Juweler Wagner GmbH is the owner of several European trademarks registered for similar products.
Advising Loja Fructelor in relation to the registration and subsequent assignment of the European Trademark "SLOOP" and several national trademarks. Our team of experts negotiated and drafted the agreements and assisted the parties to the execution of such.
Advising Luxury Advisor Group in various trademark related matters, namely, advice, assistance and representation before the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) in the opposition proceedings, as well as a provisional refusal procedure concerning the national combined trade mark application.
Advising Global Records in connection with the trademark and copyright matters including negotiation proceedings.
Advising UPC Romania in relation to its multichannel video programming distributor on issues related to complex copyright and neighboring rights in the implementation of new media technologies and related services, such as Video on Demand, Network Video Recording (nPVR).
Advising Euroins Romania Asigurare - Reasigurare S.A. before the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) in the opposition proceedings against the registration of the verbal Romanian trademark "Rezolva-ti dauna Euroins Bez dureri de cap!" No. M 2017 01063. We have also have assisted and represented our client before the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) in the renewal and registration proceedings for other national combined trademarks.
Advising Agentia de Vise S.R.L., one of the best-known agencies for artists in Romania, in various IP matters, including copyright protection, drafting and negotiating complex agreements for various Romanian artists in the Romanian music, cinema and theater industry.
Advising Rogalski Damaschin Public Relations, one of the most prominent PR companies in Romania, on various IP and commercial issues, including copyright violations, specific advice in the advertising field and all media sectors, trademark registrations and trademark assignments.