International registration of appellations of origin

Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration of 1958 is the act which governs the international registration of appelations of origin. It is important to note that it regulates international registration of appellations of origin only. Bulgaria joined the Lisbon Agreement, which is administered by the World Intellectual Property […]


Geographical indications registration procedure in Bulgaria

Geographical  indications  shall  be  granted a legal  protection  through registration with the Patent Office of Republic of Bulgaria. The registration procedure of geographical indications is regulated by the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications and the Regulation on drafting, filing and examination of applications for registration of trademarks and geographical indications. The legal protection shall […]


Geographical indications

Geographical indications are names of a place, region or country, which are used to identify products that come from these places and the products have the quality, reputation or other characteristics that are due exclusively to the geographical origin. Geographical indications indicate the geographical origin of a product and the presence of specific characteristics attributable […]