IP, IT & Media

It is difficult to find another law firm in Romania whose experience rivals that of our Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media practice.

Biris Goran’s IP, IT & Media department has become the “go-to” practice in Romania for IT entrepreneurs, including various Internet and hosting service providers, software licensees and licensors.

Promoter and supporter of IT entrepreneurship in Romania, Biris Goran is a well known name in the entrepreneurs and angels investors market. In this respect, Biris Goran organizes and supports VentureConnect, a bi-annual event that brings together national as well as international investors with young Romanian entrepreneurs. The initiative has received national and international accolades and heavy media coverage. Since its launch in 2011, VentureConnect has become a milestone for local entrepreneurial initiatives and an investment hub for Eastern Europe, facilitating two venture investments and paving the way for several other entrepreneurial projects for the investor’s community.

Biris Goran’s IP, IT & Media practice group brings together all separate areas of law applicable to an IT/online transaction to deliver well rounded, knowledgeable commercial advice. Types of documents that we routinely handle include: investment documents (hareholder agreements, corporate documents, options executive service agreements etc.), various software acquisition agreements, personnel employment or consulting agreements, all types of software licensing agreements, copyright assignments, commercial and services agreements, as well as terms of use and privacy policies for various types of websites.

We also advise clients generally wanting to protect and enforce contractual and intellectual property rights. 

Recent major transactions include: 

Assisted Atos, multinational IT services corporation (instructed by a major international firm) in the acquisition of Xerox’s IT outsourcing operations;

Assisting Cloud Treats Inc., software and mobile app developer, with all their legal endeavors in Romania, including terms of use and privacy policies for their apps, services and license agreements, trademark portfolio etc.;

Assisted Advantage Software Factory, leading provider of software products and custom developed solutions, with the negotiation of a complex License and Services Agreement for an international group of companies;   

Lead counsel to Getlokal Romania, a user generated website that puts in touch people with their favourite places, with respect to an international trademark portfolio and an international IPR corporate restructuring of the companies operating in Romania, Bulgaria, and Macedonia;

Assisting I.T.N.T., a leading software developing company, with regard to registration of an international trademark portfolio as well as various corporate structures and software licensing matters;

Assisting FusionOps with respect to an international IPR corporate restructuring of the companies operating in Romania and USA, as well as various fiscal and employment matters;

Currently advising a Canadian Venture capital company, with respect to a first round of venture capital investment in Sand Sailor Studio SRL, a company developing and soon to commercialize a video game, following the latter’s successful crowdfunding campaign on kickstarter.com;

Assisted the largest European manufacturer of home appliances and one of the leading companies in this sector on a global scale, with regards to a comprehensive and exhaustive assessment of all framework conditions and risks applicable to the services rendered by a service app that inter alia permits the user to remote control their households appliances, in several markets worldwide;

Assisted HootSuite, a publicly traded Canadian company acting in the social media analytics sector, with regards to structuring of their Romanian branch after acquiring UberVu, a social media analytics tech company;

Advised Mavenhut International, a high growth gaming company, on all legal aspects of structuring their business in Romania;

Assisted Vector Watch, a Romanian smart watch technology start-up, on a venture capital investment round from GECAD Group, international investor in technology, e-commerce and internet start-up companies;

Lead counsel to 3TS Capital Partners, a leading international growth investment fund with focus on the technology, media and telecom market sectors, with respect to its first investment on the Romanian market, in a leading on-line media company, avocatnet.ro;

Advising Simartis Telecom, a leading Romanian software development company with respect to a venture capital investment by 3TS Capital Partners.