Double identity case in OHIM

OHIM confirms the practice of art. 8(1)(a) – “double identity” in the case ULTRA CHOCO vrs. ULTRA CHOCO Agroekola EOOD, represented by the team of IP Consulting and owner of registered Community trade mark No 9 221 111 ULTRA CHOCO filed an Opposition against all the goods of Community trade mark application No 9 571…


Opposition, based on non-registered trade mark rejected as the opponent cannot show actual commercial use, but only intention for use

Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO) rejects an opposition based on a non-registered prior trade mark due to the fact that the opponent cannot fulfils the condition that the prior use should be related to commercial activity. The opposition was filed against trade mark application No 133612 – ТеРаПро (TeRaPro). The trade mark is represented by the…


Decision which clarifies the conditions for cancelation of trade mark registration, based on prior non-registered trade mark

Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO) has decided to reject a request for partial cancellation of a registered trademark because one the requirements under Art.38b, par.1 from Law on Marks and Geographical Indications is not met, namely the applied trademark witch is claimed to be in prior commercial use is not the same trademark as the already…


The specifics of the trade mark opposition system in Bulgaria – IP Consulting article in ECTA magazine

The founder of IP Consulting Mr. Ivan Ivanov and the partner in the company Mrs. Aglika Ivanova (both of them Bulgarian and European trademark attorneys) make a presentation of the trade mark  opposition system in Bulgaria – four years after its implementation, for the readers of ECTA magazine. The magazine is publication of the European…


European Trademark ( CTM ) – the progress of the reform

European Trademark ( CTM ) – the progress of the reform On 10 June 2015, the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved a compromise agreement on the reform of the European trade mark system. The reform of the current system will improve the conditions for businesses to innovate and to benefit from more effective trade mark protection against counterfeits,…

“Trademarks – oppositions”- bottlenecks in opposition proceedings

“Trademarks – oppositions”- bottlenecks in opposition proceedings

The post “Trademarks – oppositions”- bottlenecks in opposition proceedings appeared first on IP Bulgaria We talked about the new book of publishing house IPbulgaria “Trademarks – oppositions”, by the authors att. Aglika Ivanova and Ivan Ivanov, with Mrs. Iveta Borisova – Chairman of the Bulgarian National Group of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of…


New book of publishing house IP Bulgaria – “Trademarks – oppositions”

Publishing house IP Bulgaria presents its new edition – the book by att. Aglika Ivanova and Ivan Ivanov “Trademarks – oppositions”. “Trademarks – oppositions” examines in depth the procedures of opposition in trademark registration in Bulgaria and in the European Community (Community trademarks). The opposition procedure is an essential part of the whole procedure of trademark registration. Four…


OHIM announces – “Fast Track” processing of trade mark applications

OHIM announced that from November 24, the CTM applicants will have the option of having their applications published more quickly with the new “Fast Track” procedure. The aim of the Fast Track is the trademark application to be published in half the time or less, as compared to regular applications. For an application to qualify…


Community trade mark applications will now only be examined after they are paid for

On the 27th of October the OHIM announced that from November 24, OHIM will only examine trademark applications and process any mail related to them after they are paid for. According to OHIM 4% of the Community trademark applications they receive are examined but not paid for – and this figure is increasing. By linking…