On April 20, 2018, a Decree of the Council of Ministers was adopted promulgating a Dispute Resolution Ordinance under the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications

On April 20, 2018, a Decree of the Council of Ministers was adopted promulgating a Dispute Resolution Ordinance under the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications. The Ordinance regulates the administrative procedure for handling complaints and requests under Art. 42, para 1 and Art. 64, paragraph 1 of the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications. The Ordinance also regulates the procedure for initiating and conducting the procedure for the official invalidation of the registration of a trademark under Art. 26, para. 6 of the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications. The Ordinance is available on the web site of the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria.