TRADEMARKS

Trademark (known in business circles as a „brand” or „brand name”) is a graphically represented sign used to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of another. Such signs may be words, including names of persons; letters; numerals; drawings; figures; the shape of goods or of their packaging; combination of colors; sound signals or any combination of such signs.

According to the way of representation the marks are three-dimensional, sound marks, combinative, word, figurative. According to their use, marks are trademarks, service marks, collective marks and certification marks. Depending on its territorial validity the mark may be registered as a national trademark, regional (European Union trademark or Community trademark) and international trademark.

The most effective way for avoiding judicial intervention is the provision of effective preventive services. For this reason, the registration and maintenance of trademarks are the main actions, which have to be undertaken by every business.

Krasimira Kadieva, who is a trademark lawyer in Bulgaria, offers comprehensive analysis and strategy for the effective protection of trademarks as objects of industrial property, both at the time of registration and in violation of the rights thereto. Krasimira Kadieva will gladly assist you in all types of trademark registrations by providing professional advice and preparation of all necessary documents.

A more detailed description of the services offered can be found in each section.

PUBLICATIONS

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN BULGARIA – RECOMMENDED ACTIONS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN BY TRADEMARK OWNERS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL PROTECTION OF THEIR TRADEMARKS IN THE YEARS.

REGISTRATION OF TRADEMARKS IN BULGARIA – FIVE IMPORTANT ACTIONS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN PRIOR FILING OF THE APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF A TRADEMARK.

TRADEMARKS REGISTRATION PROCEDURE IN BULGARIA.

WHY ARE YOU ADVISED TO CONDUCT A PRELIMINARY TRADEMARK SEARCH?

TRADEMARK MONITORING – AN IMPORTANT PREVENTIVE TOOL WHICH EVERY OWNER OF A TRADEMARK IS ADVISED TO USE.

COLLECTIVE AND CERTIFICATION MARKS.

FAST TRACK CONDITIONS FOR EUROPEAN UNION TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS.

PROPRIETORS OF EUROPEAN TRADEMARKS (COMMUNITY TRADEMARKS) ARE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT A DECLARATION UNDER ARTICLE 28, PARAGRAPH 8 OF REGULATION (EU) 2015/2424 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 24, 2016.

EUROPEAN UNION TRADEMARKS.

TRADEMARK COEXISTENCE AGREEMENTS.

RENEWAL OF TRADEMARK REGISTRATION.

TRADEMARK RENEWAL IN EUROPEAN UNION.

PREVENTING YOUR TRADEMARK FROM BECOMING GENERIC.

TRANSFER OF A TRADEMARK.

TRADEMARK LICENSING.

CHANGES IN THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PROPRIETOR OF A TRADEMARK.

SURRENDER OF TRADEMARK REGISTRATION.

TRADEMARK PURCHASE AND ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT.

INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK REGISTRATION.

EUROPEAN UNION TRADEMARK MONITORING.