With over 17 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
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law acted as co-counsel for The Rohatyn Group (“TRG”) on the investment in Amethyst Radiotherapy Limited (“Amethyst”), resulting in the former gaining co-control of the Company alongside the two co-founders.
International law firm Baker McKenzie was the lead legal adviser on the deal.
The team led by Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat also included Managing Associate Cristina Man and Partner Ana Maria Kusak (who handled the merger clearance procedure).
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised Titluri Quality S.R.L. in relation to the acquisition of all the publishing activities of “Gandul”, “Apropo”, “Ce se intampla doctore” (CSID), “Descopera” and “Go4IT” from Mediafax. The transaction also included the acquisition of all related internet domains, specific operating equipment and the transfer of employees.
The Stratulat Albulescu team was led by Partner Ana Maria Kusak (Head of Intellectual Property). She was supported by Elena Stan (Senior Associate), who provided legal assistance on all intellectual property matters and Anca Ulea (Managing Associate), who advised on the employment matters, including the transfer of the employees.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised Corporate Finance House Group, a Middle Eastern investor, on the acquisition of the Day Tower building, one of the largest office buildings in Bucharest, extending over 19,000 sq.m. and with an 11,753 sq.m. gross leasable area.
The Stratulat Albulescu team was led by Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat, supported by Partner Ana Maria Kusak, Partner Andrei Albulescu and Associate Daiana Assoum.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised 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.
Stratulat Albulescu’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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised 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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law also provided legal support regarding the complex data protection matters brought about by the entering into force of the new General Data Protection Legislation.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised 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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised First Property Group PLC, a property fund manager and investor with operations in the UK, Poland and Romania, in conjunction with a club of investors, on the acquisition of the MAESTRO BUSINESS CENTER Office Building located in Cluj -Napoca, Romania.
The assistance provided by the Company covered all legal aspects of the transaction from the outset to the assistance in the financing of the acquisition.
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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised Edward Neuk Company S.R.L. on various issues on technology law, data protection and intellectual property issues related to the Kuende social platform, including advice on patent protection issues.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised 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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised 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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised 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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised 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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised 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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised Global Records in connection with the trademark and copyright matters including negotiation proceedings.
Stratulat Albulescu has 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).
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised 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.
Stratulat Albulescu has advised 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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has 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.