Implications of Brexit regarding EU trademarks and industrial designs

The United Kingdom and the EU have ratified the Withdrawal Agreement. With this, on 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union, and the so-called transitional period (from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020) began. During the transitional period, EU law will continue to apply in the United Kingdom. Implications of Brexit […]

 

Surrender of industrial design registration

This article will describe the procedure for the surrender of industrial design registration, which is regulated in Article 28 of the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act and the Instruction on Requests for the Registration of Changes in the Legal Status of Industrial Property Objects. According to Article 28 of the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act, the proprietor […]

 

Industrial design licensing

This article will describe the procedure for recordal of a license agreement, which is regulated by the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act and the Instruction on Requests for the Registration of Changes in the Legal Status of Industrial Property Objects. According to Article 26 of the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act the proprietor of the right over […]

 

Industrial design purchase and assignment agreement

This article will provide more information on the transfer of industrial design through selling the design, which procedure is regulated in article 24 of the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act and the Instruction on Requests for the Registration of Changes in the Legal Status of Industrial Property Objects. An industrial design may be transferred in respect […]

 

Renewal of Community designs

This article will describe the procedure for renewal of Community design registration, which procedure is regulated in the Council Regulation (EU) 6/2002 on Community designs. Community design registration is administered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), located in Alicante, Spain. Registration of industrial design before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), located […]

 

Industrial design renewal

The industrial design registration is valid 10/ten/years from the filing date of the application for registration in the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria. The registration may be renewed for three subsequent periods of 5 years. The request for renewal may be submitted one year before the expiry of the validity of the industrial design […]

 

Useful tools for protection of intellectual property rights

This article will present several useful databases for owners of intellectual property in order to decrease the chance for infringements of their intellectual property rights. ANTI-COUNTERFEITING RAPID INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM (ACRIS) The first database is called ACRIS, which is the abbreviation of the Anti-Counterfeiting Rapid Intelligence System. This is the newest database, that has been created […]

 

Industrial design

What is industrial design? According to Article 3, paragraph 1 of the Bulgarian Industrial Design Act, the design is the visible appearance of a product or part of it, defined by the peculiarities of the form, lines, contours, ornaments, color or combination of them. A product is an article produced by industrial or craft way, […]