Renewal of trademark registration

The trademark registration is valid 10/ten/years from the filing date of the application for registration in the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria. Registration may be renewed indefinitely for further periods of 10 / ten / years. The request for renewal may be submitted one year before the expiry of the validity of the trademark or within six months after the expiry of that period, against payment of a higher state fee. The request for renewal shall contain the registration number of the trademark and data identifying the proprietor and shall be accompanied by a document certifying payment of the prescribed state fee. The Law on Marks and Geographical Indications allows the registration of the mark to be renewed for only some of the goods or services for which the mark is registered.

Once the requirements of the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications are fulfilled, the registration of the mark shall be renewed and the renewal shall take effect as of the day following the expiry date of the preceding registration.

Recommendation: Trademark owners are advised to submit a request for renewal of the registration of the trademark in the last year before the expiration of the ten year period, because after that the owner will have only six months for the renewal of the registration and has to pay a higher state fee. In case the deadline for renewal is missed and the trademark owner wants to continue to have exclusive rights to the trademark, a new application for registration shall be filed.

What are the state fees for renewal of trademark registration?

I. State fees for renewal of registrations and publication until expiration of the registration term of validity:

  • up to three classes – 300 leva (600 leva for collective and certification marks);
  • for each subsequent class – 50 leva (100 leva for collective and certification marks).

II. State fees for renewal of registrations and publication up to 6 months after expiration of the registration term of validity:

  • up to three classes – 450 leva (900 leva for collective and certification marks);
  • for each subsequent class – 80 leva (160 leva for collective and certification marks).

What is included in the “renewal of trademark registration” service and how much does it cost?

The “renewal trademark registration” service includes the following steps:

– monitoring the validity of the trademark;

– filing the request for renewal;

– payment of state fees;

– legal representation during the procedure before the Patent Office of Republic of Bulgaria;

– timely communication with the client on the course of the procedure.

–  obtaining of a certificate;

– handling of the certificate to the client.

The attorney fee for renewal of trademark registration is 120 leva (60 Euro).

If you would like to renew your trademark you are therefore advised to contact a trademark attorney with experience for professional advice and preparation of all necessary documents. The Bulgarian IP Attorney Krasimira Kadieva will gladly assist you in the renewal of your trademark by providing professional advice and preparation of the necessary documents. In the event that you wish to take advantage of the service „renewal of trademark”, please send the registration number of the trademark, which you want to renewed  as well as your e-mail address and phone number by using the contact form of this website. You will receive an e-mail containing an invoice as well as a power of attorney.

Legal Disclaimer: This material prepared by Krasimira Kadieva aims to provide more information about renewal of trademark registration. It does not constitute a legal opinion and cannot be interpreted as an individual consultation on any concrete facts or circumstances. The advice of intellectual property specialist should be obtained for specific questions and situations. For more information on the above mentioned issues and individual consultations, please contact Krasimira Kadieva at 00359 882 308 670 or make an inquiry using the contact form of this website. Krasimira Kadieva is a Bulgarian and European trademark and design attorney. She offers comprehensive analysis and strategy for the effective protection of trademarks as objects of industrial property, both at the time of registration and in violation of the rights thereto. The IP lawyer in Bulgaria Krasimira Kadieva assists in renewal of all types of trademarks by providing professional advice and preparation of all necessary documents.