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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 […]

 

EUIPO and EURid have launched .eu notification service

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 […]

 

World Intellectual Property Day

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 introduced a new functionality on its electronic portal

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 […]

 

А Law on the Protection of Trade Secrets was promulgated

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 […]