INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

NATIONAL DESIGNS

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.

Services provided to clients by the Bulgarian design attorney Krasimira Kadieva in this area include, but are not limited to:

  • Preliminary searches of existing earlier designs in order to avoid design infringement (unauthorized use) and potential lawsuits;
  • Filing a national design application;
  • Legal representation during the registration process;
  • Revocation of designs;
  • Recordation of assignments and licenses;
  • Protection of designs against infringements;
  • Drafting and answering of cease and desist letters;
  • Out-of-Court settlement negotiations;
  • Drafting of settlement agreements;
  • Reminder of deadline for renewal of registration of design;
  • Renewal of designs.

COMMUNITY DESIGNS

Registration of an industrial design before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), located in Alicante, Spain, is the best and easiest way for protection of designs in the European Union. When the design is succesfully registered, the protection is spread on the territory of all member states of the European Union. The owner of the Community design has the right to use it not only on the territory of one member state of the European Union, but also on the territory of the whole union. The registration procedure is facilitated by filing of one application, payment of one fee and the Community design is examined and registered within days of a correctly-filed application. Multiple-design applications are allowed.

Services provided to clients by the Bulgarian design attorney Krasimira Kadieva in this area include, but are not limited to:

  • Preliminary searches of existing earlier designs in order to avoid design infringement (unauthorized use) and potential lawsuits;
  • Filing a Community design application;
  • Legal representation during the registration process;
  • Revocation of Community designs;
  • Advice on the protection of unregistered community designs;
  • Recordation of assignments and licenses;
  • Protection of the design against infringements;
  • Drafting and answering of cease and desist letters;
  • Out-of-Court settlement negotiations;
  • Drafting of settlement agreements;
  • Reminder of deadline for renewal of registration of design;
  • Renewal of а Community

INTERNATIONAL DESIGNS – HAGUE SYSTEM OF REGISTRATION. REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO)

International design registration is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Hague Agreement establishes an international registration system, which allows design owners to obtain protection for their industrial designs in countries that are parties to the agreement through filing one single international application. The Hague system has facilitated the registration process by having a single filing as well as permitting the applicat to hire a single attorney (who speaks one of the languages: English, French or Spanish), who can be located in the home country of the applicant. Krasimira Kadieva can assist you in your international application due to her English language proficiency as she has obtained LL.M. in International Business Law at Queen Mary College, University of London.

Services provided to clients by the Bulgarian design attorney Krasimira Kadieva in this area include, but are not limited to:

  • Preliminary searches of existing earlier designs in order to avoid design infringement (unauthorized use) and potential lawsuits;
  • Filing a design application;
  • Legal representation during the registration process;
  • Recordation of assignments and licenses;
  • Protection of the design against infringements;
  • Drafting and answering of cease and desist letters;
  • Out-of-Court settlement negotiations;
  • Drafting of settlement agreements;
  • Reminder of deadline for renewal of registration of design;
  • Renewal of designs.

PUBLICATIONS

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN.

PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN IN BULGARIA.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN RENEWAL.

RENEWAL OF COMMUNITY DESIGNS.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PURCHASE AND ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN LICENSING.

CHANGES IN THE NAME AND ADDRESS IN THE PROPRIETOR OF AN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN.

SURRENDER OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN REGISTRATION.