NATIONAL TRADEMARKS

According to Article 9 of the Law on marks and geographical indications a trademark 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. Trademark rights for the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be obtained by registration in the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Krasimira Kadieva will gladly register your trademark by providing professional advice and preparation of all necessary documents.

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

  • Strategic analysis;
  • Preliminary search of existing identical or similar trademarks in order to avoid trademark infringement (unauthorized use) and potential lawsuits;
  • Filing a national trademark application before the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria;
  • Legal representation during the registration process of the national trademark;
  • Legal representation in case of an opposition against the registration of the national trademark;
  • Monitoring of the national trademark after the registration;
  • Trademark maintenance services:
  • Registration of change of name or address of the holder of a national trademark;
  • Restrictions in the list of goods and /or services of a registered national trademark;
  • Filing of a request for registration and publication of transfer of rights;
  • Drafting of opposition against registration of a national trademark;
  • Drafting of rules for the use of collective and certification marks;
  • Protection of the national trademark against infringements and enforcement;
  • Revocation of national trademarks;
  • Invalidation of national trademarks;
  • Renewal of national trademarks;
  • Drafting and answering of cease and desist letters;
  • Out-of-Court settlement negotiations;
  • Drafting of settlement agreements;
  • Registration of collective and certification trademarks;
  • TRADEMARK MONITORING.

 NATIONAL TRADEMARK REGISTRATION SERVICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

  • Strategic analysis;
  • Consultation – providing information on the registration procedure of the national trademark;
  • Providing of a specially prepared brochure containing important information about the national trademarks;
  • Conducting of a preliminary search of existing identical or similar trademarks in order to avoid trademark infringement (unauthorized use) and potential lawsuits;
  • Drafting of a detailed analysis of the data and recommendations for further actions, including and, where necessary, proposals for change in the trademark before submitting the application for registration to overcome the infringement of existing prior rights on identical or similar trade marks;
  • Analysis of the trademark pursuant to the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications and provision of the results of the analysis;
  • Proposal of an appropriate range of goods and services for which the national trademark should be filed;
  • Filing of the application form for registration of the national trademark;
  • Payment of state fees;
  • Submission of the application form for registration of the national trademark at the Patent Office of Republic of Bulgaria;
  • Legal representation during the registration process of the national trademark;
  • Timely communication with the client on the course of the registration procedure;
  • Obtaining of a certificate for a registered national trademark and handling this certificate to the client;
  • Reminder of deadline for renewal of registration of the national trademark.

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.

TRADEMARK COEXISTENCE AGREEMENTS.

RENEWAL OF TRADEMARK REGISTRATION.

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.