FAQ

To what extent does national law specifically regulate out-sourcing transactions?

In general, Romanian legislation does not specifically regulate outsourcing transactions. In certain areas, however, regulations regarding outsourcing have been implemented (for example, in the financial services sector there are various regulations concerning outsourcing of certain activities of investment firms, credit institutions, insurance companies, non-banking financial institutions and payment institutions)

How are my intellectual property rights protected?

Intellectual property law in Romania has developed significantly in the period since the Romanian Revolution of 1989 because of the need to enforce various regional and international treaties and agreements, such as the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the European Directives on Biotechnological Inventions, on Trademarks and Geographical Indications, and on Supplementary protection certificates, the Trademark Law Treaty, the Patent Law Treaty, and the European Union regulation on the Community Trademark, and the need to harmonize domestic patent law with the European Patent Convention (EPC) and with the European Union.

The changes since 1989 cover virtually every aspect of IP law in Romania, including copyright and industrial property, including such relatively new considerations as integrated circuit topographies. The State Office for Inventions and Trademarks protects industrial property, and the Romanian Copyright Office protects copyright and related rights.[1]

A transfer of IP rights must be in writing, signed by all of the parties. Depending on the type of rights involved, the transfer may need to be registered with the competent authority so that notice can be served on third parties. Certain provisions must be stipulated within the transfer agreement (especially for copyright assignment), to avoid the possibility of:
•    Termination of the agreement by the interested party (that is, either the transferor or the transferee).
•    Registration of the transfer being rejected by the competent authorities.
The transfer of IP licenses can be by way of a novation agreement. All parties to the initial licensing agreement must sign the novation agreement in addition to the new party. To serve notice on third parties, the novation agreement may need to be registered with the competent authorities, depending on the rights involved.

Will I receive the code ?

Yes you will receive the code as part of our standard contract agreement

What kind of company is yours?

We are a SRL type of company. This is a limited liability company according to the Romanian law. It is the most common incorporation.

Are you speaking English?

Our staff has formal education in English as well as living and working experience in English speaking environments.

What is your business etiquette?

We believe in mutual respect. We like to be on time both at the meetings and on delivery. Your success is our success and we like to negotiate win win situations in a casual and friendly manner. Consensus is important for us as well as working in a friendly environment.

Our top 3 things to consider when outsourcing

1. Outsource the Right Activities

Outsourcing is a huge step, and the question of which activity to outsource is one of the most important. Retain control over aspects that make you unique or define your business.
If demand in a part of your business is outgrowing your staff or resources, outsourcing is a natural decision. Does one department moan that they just don’t have time to keep up with all the work? Maybe you stay up all night working on web design when you should be sleeping so you can make smart decisions the next day. Either way, outsourcing this element of your company can reduce stress and help you meet customer demand.

2. Set Clear Objectives

While you want your team to work well independently, it’s important to keep lines of communication open, especially when it relates to your goals and expectations. For whatever projects you’re outsourcing to become successful, you must clearly communicate exactly what you need and provide your vendor or employees with a description of their roles. Be detailed and specific when explaining metrics to meet, quality expectations, scope, and deadlines for the project.

3. Aim for Transparency

Since outsourced work, by description, takes place out of your sight, it’s important to make up for that by putting transparency practices into place. Set meetings periodically – once a week, once a month, or whatever makes sense for your partnership – and discuss key elements of your business. This “face time,” whether it’s an in-person meeting or a video chat, will help avoid delays, setbacks, or misunderstandings and keep both parties informed. Don’t forget to send a memo afterward highlighting main points of the discussion.

If you are interested in working with us, let’s grab a coffee and talk more!

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