Elena Stan

Managing Associate

Managing Associate

Elena is a Managing Associate in our Intellectual Property practice. She is also a certified Intellectual Property counsellor in the field of Trademarks and Geographical Indications. Elena is a highly organised, ambitious and dedicated young lawyer.

She has been fascinated by the dynamic field of IP for many years, having initially been inspired by her inventor father and his numerous patent registrations. Her admiration of the creative process, her respect and wonder at her clients ability to “make something from nothing” simply by envisioning it and her desire to secure protection for the ideas and products that result, is what drove her to specialise in IP. Her legal expertise, commitment to excellence and thorough attention to detail have  confirmed her place as one of the most outstanding, up and coming IP lawyers in Bucharest.

Her legal expertise encompasses a wide range of matters including IP registrations, as well as the management and maintenance of national and international registrations for trademarks, designs, models and patents. She regularly conducts searches for prior rights, drafts appropriate specifications, files applications and deals with any opposition to registration on behalf of her clients, as well as  advising them on other legal matters such as those related to domain names.

Elena’s experience also includes enforcement of intellectual property rights, social media related matters, advising on the prosecution of copyright and related rights (including infringement and anti-piracy related advice), as well as drafting and negotiating various agreements including licences, franchises and assignments. She works with both high profile individuals and companies in the industry, and particularly enjoys working with start-ups and new up and coming businesses.

Elena has been a member of the Bucharest Bar since 2011.



Romanian – Spanish – French – English



2012 – Masters degree in Banking, Insurance Law, Business Law, Stock market, Taxation procedures and techniques (LL.M.)

Nicolae Titulescu University, Bucharest

2011 – Masters degree in Private Law (LL.M.)

Law faculty, University of Bucharest

2010 – Bachelor degree (LL.B.)

Law faculty University of Bucharest



  • Advised an important Romanian company in the beverage industry on matters regarding conflicts between trademarks and internet domains.
  • Advised an international confectionery producer on matters regarding trademark and design counterfeiting.
  • Advised an important Romanian PR agency in matters regarding trademark, copyright and data protection issues.
  • Advised an important Romanian company in the food industry on various commercial and IP related issues, including managing its trademark portfolio and the registration of a European Geographical Indication.
  • Advised a Romanian artistic representation company in various trademark and copyright issues, including drafting agreements for Romanian artists.
  • Advised a Romanian IT start-up in matters regarding software patenting, copyright and trademark registration.



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