The Danubia Group and Sar and Partners have announced a restructuring of their operations. As part of the restructuring, the Sar and Partners team will split in two: Danubia Legal and Sar and Partners.
The Danubia Group originally consisted of three entities: Sar and Partners, Danubia Patent and Law Office, and Danubia IP. Sar and Partners will split into Danubia Legal, which will continue to work within the group, and Sar and Partners which “will operate separately from the Danubia Group but still cooperating with them on demand.”
Danubia Legal will consist of former Partners from Sar and Partners: Eszter Szakacs, Jozsef Talas, Judit Lantos, and Zsofia Klauber along with several former Sar and Partners lawyers. The firm will deal with special IP matters – patents, trademarks, design and related litigation and enforcement – with Lantos acting as the Managing Partner.
The other two Partners, Ildiko Komor Hennel and Csaba Sar, will continue to work under the Sar and Partners name and will deal with copyright, IT, data protection, and litigation. Hennel was the acting Managing Partner of Sar and Partners (as reported on by CEE Legal Matters on February 7, 2017) but Sar will now take on that role.
The operations of Danubia Patent and Law Office, which deals with industrial property rights and Danubia IP, which deals with innovation consulting services, will continue in the same way prior to the restructuring, under the leadership of Managing Partner Arpad Petho and CEO Istvan Molnar, respectively.
“This restructuring will, of course, not influence our ongoing cases and our clients who have already chosen to use our services,” assured Petho, adding: “The further unified Danubia brand we will represent from now on through all our three different branches will expectedly further strengthen our market positions and will facilitate our foreign partners in selecting the best domestic experts they are looking for.”
“Under this renewed and unified Danubia brand, besides serving further our significant foreign clientele, we want to put more emphasis on our legal advisory services offered to domestic enterprises in connection with their trademark and patent matters and transactions, including the support of the continuously growing number of innovative start-up companies,” added Lantos.
Sar further commended: “After almost 2 decades of very close cooperation, the restructured Sar and Partners Attorneys at law will focus now in a new environment on the special legal advisory services developed in the recent years while also keeping and strengthening their legal praxis in the field of copy right and neighboring rights based on decades of experience.”