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New requirements for owners of online stores for in-depth customer identification

On September 14, 2019, a new requirement for the owners of online stores has arisen regarding their e-commerce stores. The latter is dictated by the new Regulatory Technical Standards on Strong Customer Authentication under Directive (EU) 2015/2366, or so-called “Payment Services Directive (PSD2)”. One of the main objectives of PSP2 is to improve the level […]

 

On September 11 and 12, 2019, a sub-regional seminar on the services of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises was held

On September 11 and 12, 2019, at Park Hotel Vitosha, a sub-regional seminar was held on the services of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises. Our team attended the seminar, at which the following topics were presented and discussed: Relationship between intellectual property and export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises; […]

 

Krasimira Kadieva contibuted to the Country index of SMD Group for Bulgaria

Krasimira Kadieva was given the honor to contribute to the Country index of SMD Group for Bulgaria and review and provide information on the following topics dedicated to trademarks: grace periods for renewals, trademark use requirements, trademark licensing and national trademark regulations. The invite of Krasimira Kadieva by the SMD Group as a contributor to […]

 

The European Union Intellectual Property Office informs about filing of applications for registration of trademarks containing long lists of goods and/or services

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) informs that abnormally long lists of goods and/or services are included in the applications for registration of trademarks. Usually, the number of goods and services in a trademark application is up to 50, and applications containing more than 10,000 terms have recently been submitted to the Office. We […]

 

The different retention periods for storing the personal data of job applicants that employers must comply with

On July 11, 2019, the Commission for Personal Data Protection (CPDP) issued an opinion aiming to bring practical clarity to the contradiction between the Bulgarian Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), amended in February this year, and the Law on Protection against Discrimination (LPAD). The contradiction is with regard to the statutory retention periods that employers […]

 

On July 12, 2019, a round table was organized by the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

On July 12, 2019 a round table was organized by the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria at Park Hotel “Vitosha”. The following topics were presented at the round table: “Procedures for filing services and common problems in submitting of documents”, “Measures for establishing infringements and imposing sanctions for infringements of industrial property rights”. […]

 

Brazil has joined the Protocol Relating to Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

The largest Latin American and Caribbean economy – Brazil became part of the international trademark registration system administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) through its accession to the Protocol Relating to Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks. The Protocol will enter into force for Brazil on 2 October 2019. Thus, with […]

 

А seminar on “Disputes proceedings” was held at the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

On 18.06.2019, a seminar on “Disputes proceedings” was held in the building of the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria. The lecturers of the seminar are experts from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The working language of the event was English and the following topics were discussed: “Presentation of the EUIPO’s Boards […]