54 Dionisie Lupu, 2nd floor
Sector 1, 010458 Bucharest


Aura Campeanu

  • Head of Office - Romania
  • Trademark, Patent and Design Attorney
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney
+40 21 3057 996
+40 21 314 5481

Country Facts

Romanian Orthodox, Roman Catholic

International Conventions

Paris Convention, WIPO, Patent Cooperation Treaty, European Patent Convention, Madrid Agreement, Berne Convention (Copyright), GATT/WTO Agreement, Locarno Agreement (Industrial Designs), Nice Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Hague Agreement (Industrial Designs), Strasbourg Agreement, Vienna Agreement, Rome Convention, Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), Budapest Treaty, UPOV Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT), WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) Lisbon Agreement, Singapore Treaty, Patent Law Treaty (PLT), Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (BTAP), Phonograms Convention, Nairobi Treaty (NOS)

Minimal Filing Requirements

Patent Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Name, address and occupation of the inventor
  • Priority application data
  • Patent specification and claims

Trade/Service Mark Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • List of goods/services
  • Representation of the mark (in color, if claimed)

Industrial Design Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • Design title
  • Novel elements description
  • Designation of products
  • Author’s name
  • At least one representation of the design or model


All other documents may be filed subsequently. Powers of attorney and declarations need not be legalized or notarized unless requested by the Patent and Trademark Office.

Some documents may require translation to Romanian.


  • With 16 offices covering over 30 jurisdictions, PETOŠEVIĆ maintains a vast international reach which serves to strengthen its IP capabilities. The highly credentialled team blends extensive local knowledge with regionally spread resources, culminating in a seamless and efficient patent service.

    IAM Patent 1000 Rankings, 2023
  • “PETOŠEVIĆ has a strong presence in Eastern Europe and is highly sought after for its business-oriented advice. All of the attorneys have a great knowledge of IP and are highly experienced.” The firm has over 130 employees in 16 offices, with the Bucharest outpost working closely with its foreign associates across Europe.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2023
  • International reach is the defining feature of PETOŠEVIĆ, which has 16 offices spanning EU, Balkan and other territories; within these are 130-plus people who afford robust IP protection in more than 30 jurisdictions. Nothing is off limits in patent practice for the group in Romania, which also has an important role to play in coordinating the work of several smaller branches in the network. Recent engagements include providing regional support focused on patent validations for a top US IP boutique and advising a US-based global buildings product company in connection with prosecution.

    IAM Patent 1000 Rankings, 2022
  • From 16 bases in key spots across Eastern Europe – and leveraging close ties to affiliated firms in the surrounding area – PETOŠEVIĆ provides the gamut of trademark services across the region. The busy Bucharest branch is a central cog in its slick machine, home to a six-strong team headed up by Aura Campeanu. Over the last 12 months, the group has continued to manage portfolios on a global scale, handled more than 300 administrative proceedings and appeared in a wide range of actions before the police and customs authorities, as well as in court. Its glittering client roster includes tech giants, TV and film studios and some of the world’s best-known food and drink brands. “They understand our strategies and respect them, tailoring their advice to meet our goals,” observes one happy patron. “They help us see around corners and find creative yet practical solutions that allow us to use our brand unimpeded. We appreciate their expertise in multiple jurisdictions in Eastern Europe, as well as their responsiveness.”

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022
  • Staffed with more than 130 professionals across 16 offices and operating in some 30-plus jurisdictions, PETOŠEVIĆ is a major player in the Commonwealth of Independent States region. Much like its sister offices, the Romanian outpost is a superb choice for prior art searches, prosecution and robust litigation advice across Europe.

    IAM Patent 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • The Bucharest office of Luxembourg-headquartered PETOŠEVIĆ is a vital cog in its network of 16 offices across Eastern Europe. The group excels at prosecution, but also provides invaluable advice on litigation strategy and assistance in the negotiation of IP-related settlements. Through cross-border collaboration with affiliated firms, it can support clients in more than 30 jurisdictions across the wider region, including A-listers in the food and drink, automotive, high-technology and film and television sectors.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • “PETOŠEVIĆ manages all patent concerns adeptly” and makes clever use of its far-reaching office network to put patrons on the surest international IP footing. Worthy of special mention, “its work before the EPO is impeccable”.

    IAM Patent 1000 Rankings, 2020
  • PETOŠEVIĆ is an IP boutique with offices across Eastern Europe. The firm is best known for trade mark protection and portfolio management work but it can also deal with enforcement mandates. Its Romanian office is headed by Aura Campeanu, who is supported by a team of associates including George Irimescu.

    IP Stars Trade Mark Review, 2020
  • PETOŠEVIĆ is an IP protection specialist with offices across Eastern Europe. The firm is best known for its soft IP practice but it also deals with patent filing instructions. Aura Campeanu heads up the Romanian office, with support from a team of associates including George Irimescu.

    IP Stars Patent Review, 2020
  • Offering laser-targeted trademark advice at reasonable rates, regional CIS player PETOŠEVIĆ boasts an extremely strong Romanian office, while its newest station was opened in Minsk in January 2019, improving its geographical coverage yet further. The Bucharest agency splits its time between trademark litigation and prosecution matters, boasting an equally illustrious client list on both sides of the contentious divide.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2020
  • PETOŠEVIĆ makes a crucial contribution to intellectual property in Eastern Europe and throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States. Offering A-to-Z patent support, the firm’s Romanian contingent benefits from the wider organisation’s international support package; the local team “innately, and without unnecessary fanfare, understands how to make strong arguments and adapt them in order to overcome obstacles in different jurisdictions”.

    IAM Patent 1000 Rankings, 2019
  • The Bucharest team is entrusted by some of the biggest names in the world in the technology, entertainment and food and beverages sectors.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2019
  • Anybody in Central and Eastern Europe who knows anything about intellectual property knows the name PETOŠEVIĆ. Housing over 120 individuals in 15 regional offices, it has the wherewithal to expand patent portfolios and extinguish multijurisdictional infringement flames with ease, making it a formidable choice for ambitious rights holders.

    IAM Patent 1000 Rankings, 2018
  • PETOŠEVIĆ represents a number of high-profile companies in trade mark prosecution and enforcement cases. It also works with local customs authorities on surveillance and seizure of counterfeit goods. Clients include those in the clothing, technology and entertainment industries. Clients commend the firm for its ability to "think around matters and anticipate problems".

    IP Stars Trade Mark & Copyright Editorial, 2018
  • Regional IP powerhouse PETOŠEVIĆ has 15 bureaux across Central and Eastern Europe, positioning it perfectly to support brand owners on multinational product launches or cross-border conundrums. Its lawyers always go the extra mile for clients, making themselves available all hours of the day and keeping abreast of the latest market developments.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2018
  • PETOŠEVIĆ has a network of offices across eastern Europe and specialises in prosecution work. "They file for a lot for international clients," one rival confirms. Work highlights also show the team dealing with trade mark infringement matters. "They clearly identify the problem, assess our legal position and tailor our redress in a responsive manner," says a client.

    IP Stars Trade Mark & Copyright Analysis , 2017
  • PETOŠEVIĆ has a reputation in filing and prosecution work in Eastern Europe. It handles a lot of patent validation work in Romania. The firm receives instructions from US and western European firms.

    IP Stars Patent Analysis, 2017
  • Having first set down roots in Romania in 2005, storied ensemble PETOŠEVIĆ recently moved into a new Bucharest office – a testament to its continuing expansion and commitment to the jurisdiction. The IP colossus has an illustrious reputation in the region and the resources to handle multi-jurisdictional matters with ease, whether involving heated disputes or sprawling portfolios.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2017
  • The foundation stone of the firm’s 15-strong office network, PETOŠEVIĆ’s Romanian branch serves as the nerve centre of its extensive Eastern European operations. The regional powerhouse makes for an able running mate on all cross-border IP issues and is the astute manager of myriad international portfolios. A particularly potent force on the non-contentious front, it knows what it takes to shepherd patent filings to grant both before the Romanian patent office and in other European territories. One satisfied client reports: “Its work output is great, its translations are accurate and applications are filed in a timely manner".

    IAM Patent 1000 Rankings , 2017
  • Multi-jurisdictional litigation and cross-border prosecution efforts are meat and drink to Central and Eastern European major-leaguer PETOŠEVIĆ. Marquee names on the international stage and top foreign law firms routinely entrust the nimble ensemble with the stewardship of key marques. The team utilizes a joint database so that work can be shared out between practitioners in different countries. It has also contributed significantly to the development of Romanian case law.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2016