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”. […]
On June 6, 2019, the Council of Ministers submitted to the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria the draft of a new Law on Marks and Geographical Indications, and on June 27, 2019, the said bill was adopted at first reading by the National Assembly. In the news published on the website on 21 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In an interview for Economy.bg Krasimira Kadieva commented on the draft of the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications. The interview with Krasimira Kadieva can be read here.
From 20th May 2019 the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and EURid (the registry manager of the .eu and .ею country code top-level domains) have launched .eu notification service in order to help the applicants of European Union trademarks (EUTM) tackle domain name applications in Europe that have been registered in bad faith as […]
Every year, on 26 April, the World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated. The aim of the event is to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe”. Various events are […]
The Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria has informed on its website http://bpo.bg/ that a new functionality has been implemented on its electronic portal https://portal.bpo.bg for searching in the registers of the industrial property objects, namely: combined search. Thanks to the new functionality, the users have the opportunity to search in all or just […]
The Law on the protection of Trade Secrets was promulgated on 05.04.2019 of the State Gazette. The law defines a trade secret (Article 3), a trade secret holder, an infringer, and also regulates the lawful and unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure of trade secrets, as well as exceptions to the unlawful acquisition, use or disclosure […]
On March 29, 2019, the main amendments to Ordinance No. N-18 of 2006 were promulgated, one of the most important being that the deadline for declaration of online stores operating before 29.12.2018 is extended. The deadline for declaring of electronic shops operating before 29.12.2018 has been extended to 29.06.2019.