Third party objections against an application for registration of a trademark

In one of the previous articles we have described the procedure of opposition against an application for registration of a national trademark filed at the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria. This publication will provide more information on the objections that any person may file against a trademark registration on the absolute grounds for […]


What will happen with the European Union trademarks and industrial designs after Brexit?

On 23 June 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom`s (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU), making the overall process of leaving, even today, better known by the English combination of the words “Brexit” (“Britain” and “exit”). Along with the overall political negotiations over the “activation” of Art. 50 of the Treaty on […]


Opposition against an application for registration of a trademark

Many trademarks have been registered over the years and more and more applications for trademarks are submitted every day. This often leads to conflict of interests between different competitors. Following the amendments made in March 2011 of the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications (LMGI), a trademark opposition procedure, the so-called opposition system, was introduced. […]


Protection of a trademark

In the course of the successful development and market imposition of every trademark, several stages can be identified, namely: The first stage is the creation of the trademark and namely its vision that will be aimed at the specific consumers that will be targeted. The second stage is the registration of the mark, since only […]


Types of trademarks

A number of publications about trademarks have been published on the law firm’s website, such as: trademark registration procedure, conducting preliminary trademark research, absolute grounds for refusal of registration of a trademark and many more. The purpose of this publication is to present different types of trademarks by grouping them according to different criteria for […]