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Florica Rus

Florica is an associate at BomhardIP. Her practice focuses on multijurisdictional trademark clearance and proceedings before the EUIPO.

Florica studied law in Romania and was admitted to the Romanian bar in 2013. She holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Competition Law from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC).

Before her master´s studies, Florica worked as a lawyer in a Romanian Law firm focusing on business law. She gained further experience as an intern in an IP law firm in Munich specialising on trademarks, and at the European Patent Office in Munich. Additionally, she was a tutor at the MIPLC where she guided and helped students to prepare for their exams, mainly in trademark and patent law related topics. During her studies, she participated in national and international moot court competitions and was a volunteer for the European Law Students´ Association in Romania.

In addition to her native Romanian, Florica is fluent in English and has an intermediate level of Italian and German. She is currently learning Spanish and continues to improve her German.

Apart from work, Florica likes to write poems and blog articles, practice sports such as hiking, rowing and running and she enjoys travelling.

Education

2015-2016 – LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (Germany)

2009-2013 – LL.B., West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Law (Romania)

Work Experience

March 2017 – Associate at BomhardIP (Spain)

2016-2017 – Intern at the European Patent Office in the Patent Law and European Co-operation Departments (Germany)

2016-2017 – Tutor at MIPLC

2016 – Intern at Brandstock Service AG (Germany)

2013-2016 – Junior Lawyer at Sarafolean & Asociatii (Romania)

2011-2013 – Legal intern at Sarafolean & Asociatii (Romania)

Recent Publications

“Stars” on the football field; less so in the Trademark Office? – IPKat Blog (here)

EU: Pharmaceutical and cosmetic trademarks: confusion on account of weak elements – Kluwer Trademark Blog – co-author with Verena von Bomhard (here)

“Colour” your rights or not – TrustinIP (here)

Muesli – denied recognition in its birth place – Kluwer Trademark Blog – co-author with Verena von Bomhard (here)

How “unitary” is an EUTM? CJEU decides in the KERRYGOLD matter – Kluwer Trademark Blog (here)

More on broccoli, tomatoes, and the patentability of a plant or animal obtained by means of an essentially biological process – IPKat blog (here)

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