Krasimira Kadieva

Trade Mark and Design Attorney at the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

European Trade Mark and Design Attorney at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Member of the Sofia Bar Association

Member of ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)

Member of the Bulgarian Group of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

Practice Areas

Intellectual property; Industrial property law (trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications); Disputes before the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria; Disputes before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Alicante; Privacy and data protection; Internet law and e-Commerce; Company and commercial law; Contract law.

Languages

Bulgarian, English, German

Profile

Krasimira Kadieva is a Bulgarian and European trademark and design attorney, who graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of National and World Economy in 2007. From 2009 – to 2010 she specialized in International Business Law at Queen Mary College, University of London. She has fourteen years of practical experience in negotiations, drafting of legal documents, and representing clients in the field of intellectual property, privacy and data protection, internet law, and e-commerce as well as commercial law as from 2013 she develops her private practice.

The narrow professional orientation of Krasimira Kadieva is related to intellectual property, privacy and data protection, internet law, and e-Commerce. She offers comprehensive analysis and strategy for the effective protection of intellectual property rights, mainly trademarks, industrial designs, patents, utility models, geographical indications, and copyrights, both at the time of registration and in violation of the rights thereto. Krasimira Kadieva assists Bulgarian and foreign clients in all types of industrial property rights registrations by providing professional advice and preparation of all necessary documents. Krasimira Kadieva has gained extensive experience and provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the field of personal data protection. With regard to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Krasimira Kadieva advises her clients on the duties of administrators and personal data processors in line with the new requirements of the GDPR, as well as adapting the practice of clients with the new requirements of the Regulation by preparing the full set of documents (more than 40 documents) required for legal implementation and compliance. The legal services provided by Krasimira Kadieva in the field of Internet law and e-Commerce are focused on the drafting documents for doing business on the Internet, such as website terms and conditions of use, privacy policy, cookie policy, etc.

For improving her professional qualifications Krasimira Kadieva regularly attends conferences, practical courses, seminars, forums, and webinars in the field of intellectual property, privacy and data protection, internet law, and e-Commerce. She has been invited as a guest speaker at a seminar on the trademark registration procedure in October 2015. She has written numerous articles in the field of intellectual property law, privacy and data protection, internet law, and e-Commerce that discuss the most important IP matters, provide practical advice to businesses, describe the last amendments of the legislation.

Krasimira Kadieva is authorized to practice before the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (BPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Education and Qualifications

Education

2009 – 2010 Queen Mary College, University of London, LL.M. in International Business Law (graduated with merit)

2002 – 2007 University of National and World Economy, Master of Laws

Qualifications

2014 – Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, a Training course for industrial property representatives – module “Trademarks, geographical indications and industrial designs”

2010 – Queen Mary, University of London and Abbotwood Limited, Intensive Workshop in Project Finance Training

2008 – International Development Law Organization and Bulgarian IDLO Alumni Association, Legal English Course

2005 – The Hague Academy of International Law, Private International Law Course

Seminars

November 2013 – World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Seminar “Strategic use of the Madrid System for the international registration of marks for business development”

December 2013 – European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Seminar „Promoting of the achievements of the Cooperation Fund and Convergence Programme of the practices of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market and agencies for trademarks and designs of the European Union”

October 2014 – Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Seminar „Intellectual Property and Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Europe”

October 2014 – Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Open day „Trademarks e-Filing service”

December 2015 – Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria and Enterprise Europe network аt the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Seminar “Industrial Property in support of the business”

April 2016 – University of Library Studies and Information Technologies and University Youth Academy of Knowledge Management, Seminar “Internet liberalization – challenges and good practices for intellectual property”

November 2016 – World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Seminar “Protection of Geographical Indications: Lisbon system and other legal means of protection”

December 2016 – Enterprise Europe Network at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, Training “Commercial use of the achievements of technical and artistic creation. Legislative Framework”

February 2017 – The Association of European Trade Mark Owners MARQUES and Madara Law – Workshop “Trademark coexistence agreement”

March 2017 – AIPPI Bulgaria, Conference “Trends in intellectual property. Experience and practice in Bulgaria after 10 years of EU membership “

September 2017 – September 2017 – Krastyu Tsonchev Lawyers Training Center, Seminar “Trademark’s registration and opposition proceedings. Litigation. Comparison between national and European Union trademark”

September 2017 – European Patent Office, Puzl Coworking Space and Eleven, Presentation “Patent Protection for your intellectual property”

October 2017 – ECTA, Round table “Parallel imports – views in perspective”

November 2017 – Krastyu Tsonchev Lawyers Training Center, Seminar “Work created under an employment relationship. Work created under a mandate. Comparison with the regulation in the USA”

November 2017 – CMS and Bulgarian Customs, Round table “Intellectual property rights protection. Measures to counteract pirate and counterfeit goods”

November 2017 – Krastyu Tsonchev Lawyers Training Center, Seminar “Electronic documents. Electronic certification services. Electronic identifiers”

March 2018 – Krastyu Tsonchev Lawyers Training Center, Seminar “New legal framework for the processing of personal data under Regulation 2016/679”
April 2018 – Sofia Bar Council in association with the International Union of Attorneys at the UIA, Colloquium “Personal data protection and personal data administration”

November 2018 – GIS Transfer Center Foundation, Patent Office of Republic of Bulgaria,  Enterprise Europe Network, European IPR Helpdesk, European Patent Academy and Sofia Tech Park, “IP for Business Training”

February 2019 – Expert Events and Lega Consulting, in association with Law and Internet Foundation,  Seminar “Data Protection Officer (DPO)”

March 2019 – European Union Intellectual property Office (EUIPO), in cooperation with the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Seminar “IP for You”

May 2019 – Krastyu Tsonchev Lawyers Training Center, Seminar “New requirements on trademarks and geographical indications“

June 2019 – Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Seminar “EUIPO Boards of Appeal Procedure and Case Law”

July 2019 – Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, 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”

September 2019 – Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Seminar “Services of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises”

June 2020 – Enterprise Europe Network, Webinar “Rules for online merchants and resolving consumer disputes”

October 2020 – AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), Annual conference

November 2020 – Sofia Bar Association, Webinar “The experience of the implementation in our country of the General Data Protection Regulation”

February 2021 – Sofia Bar Association, Webinar “The right of the platforms. What is their responsibility, how do they position themselves, what is the applicable law, what are the innovations of 2020 (Regulation 1150/2019 and the Law on Electronic Commerce with the changes of November 2020) and how will this change after the adoption of the Digital Services Act”

March 2021 – Expert Events and Law and Internet Foundation,  Online seminar “Copyright in the digital environment”

December 2021 – Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Seminar „Presentation of the electronic services provided by the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria in connection with the objects of industrial property and the SME Fund”

April 2022 – World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Section “Central European and Baltic States, and Mediterranean Countries (CEBSMC)”, Webinar “Regional Seminar on Trade Secrets for Central European and Baltic States”

Awards and Official publications

Awards

Winner of Best Intellectual Property Law Attorney for 2017 – Bulgaria Awarded by Acquisition International

Official publications

April 2016 – Intellectual Property of Kazakhstan Magazine, Issue 1, 2016, How to clarify the exact scope of goods and services after registration of a European Union trademark?

November 2016 – Intellectual Property of Kazakhstan Magazine, Issue 3, 2016, The implications of Brexit for intellectual property rights.

May 2017 – Intellectual Property of Kazakhstan Magazine, Issue 1, 2017, Trademark coexistence agreements.

August 2019 – Contribution to the Country index of SMD Group for Bulgaria by providing information on the following topics dedicated to trademarks: grace periods for renewals, trademark use requirements, trademark licensing and national trademark regulations.

Articles

Trademarks

Practical steps for creation and protection of a trademark
Trademarks registration procedure in Bulgaria
Why are you advised to assign the trademark registration to a trademark specialist?
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 Trade Mark 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 Trademark Registration
Trademark coexistence agreements
Renewal of trademark registration in Bulgaria
European Union Trademark renewal
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
Cease and desist letter
Why are you advised to assign the trademark registration to a trademark specialist?
Protection of a trademark in Bulgaria
Advantages of trademark registration. What trademarks are recommended to be created and registered?
Types of trademarks
Opposition against an application for registration of a trademark in Bulgaria
Third party objections against an application for registration of a trademark
Useful tools for protection of intellectual property rights
Useful tools for protection of intellectual property rights
Series of trademarks (family of trademarks)
A new Law on Marks and Geographical Indications has been adopted
Revocation of a trademark registration
Implications of Brexit regarding EU trademarks and industrial designs
Invalidation of a trademark registration
European Union certification mark registration
European Union collective mark registration
Acquired distinctiveness of a trademark through use
Reaching an agreement in trademark opposition proceedings. Withdrawal of an opposition.
Transfer of a European Union trademark
Licensing of a European Union trademark

Industrial designs

Industrial design
Registration of an industrial design in Bulgaria
International trademark registration
Renewal of Community designs
Industrial design purchase and assignment agreement
Industrial design licensing
Changes in the name and address of the proprietor of an industrial design
Surrender of industrial design registration
Implications of Brexit regarding EU trademarks and industrial designs
Implications of Brexit regarding EU trademarks and industrial designs
Community industrial design registration
International industrial design registration

Geographical indications

Geographical indications
Geographical indications registration procedure in Bulgaria
User entry of a registered geographical indication
International registration of appellations of origin

Patents

Registration of patents in Bulgaria

Utility models

Registration of utility models in Bulgaria

Copyright

What is copyright?
Use of a work. Work created under employment relationship. Work created under mandate.
Cease and desist letter
Are the Terms and conditions for use of a website and the Privacy Policy subject to copyright?
WIPO PROOF – Reliable digital evidence of intellectual property assets
I-DEPOT – Reliable digital evidence of intellectual property assets

Domain names

Useful rules for choosing the best domain name
Domain name dispute resolution

Internet Law and E-commerce

Website terms and conditions of use
Drafting a privacy policy
Drafting a cookies policy
E-commerce Website Terms and Conditions
Registration of an online store at NRA
New requirements for owners of online stores for in-depth customer identification
Exceptions to the right to withdrawal from the distance or off-premises contract
Are the Terms and conditions for use of a website and the Privacy Policy subject to copyright?

Privacy and data protection

Specifics of the registration of data controllers
Instruction under Ordinance No. 1 of 30 January 2013 for the minimum level of technical and organizational measures and the allowed type of personal data protection
Drafting a privacy policy
Drafting a cookies policy
Obligations of the controller under Regulation (EU) 2016/679
Rights of data subjects under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
Performing an impact assessment of the envisaged processing operations of the protection of personal data
The Court of Justice of the European Union annulled the EU-US Privacy Shield
Unsolicited commercial communications
What personal data can potential employers require from job applicants? Term for storage of personal data of job applicants.

Contracts

Trademark coexistence agreements
Trade secrets and non-disclosure agreements
Trade secret confidentiality agreement
The Law on the Protection of Trade Secrets