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 an industrial design through the 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 […]

 

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 an industrial design before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), […]

 

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 Anti-Counterfeiting Rapid Intelligence System. This is the newest database, that has been created in […]

 

Industrial design

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