IP Consulting proved there is no likelihood of confusion between two trade marks

The opponent filed an opposition against some of the goods of European Union trade mark application for the word mark “HYALURONICA”. The applicant is represented by the team of IP Consulting. The opposition was against all the goods in Classes 3 and 5. It was based on European Union trade mark registration for a figurative mark and the…


The proprietor of challenged EUTM did not submit any proofs for defending his mark in the particular time limit

The applicant, a Bulgarian company, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed a request for revocation of EUTM 008810855 eGift. The application was filed on the grounds of non-use (Article 51(1)(a) EUTMR) and it is directed against all the goods and services covered by the EUTM, namely – Classes 9, 35 and 36. Based…


EUTM application 014297006 Garden CREATIONS partially rejected by EUIPO due to likelihood of confusion on the part of the public

The opposition against EUTM application No. 014297006 Garden CREATIONS Y filed by AGRO-BIO TRADING OOD, represented by IP Consulting, pursuant to Article 8(1)(b)EUTMR was settled as the trade mark was rejected for all the contested goods against which the opposition was filed pursuant to the final decision of the Operations Department rendered in opposition No….


Nothing new or unusual in the sign “ICT TODAY”. EUTM application No. 13 317 169 rejected pursuant to Article 7 EUTMR

I.C.T. Media Ltd, represented by IP Consulting filed аn opposition against EUTM application No. 13 317 169 ICT TODAY pursuant to Article 8(1)(b)EUTMR. Furthermore, commenting the applicant’s observations, IP Consulting claimed that the contested mark is devoid of any distinctiveness and thus fails to satisfy the absolute grounds for registration. Based on that claim, the…


Velikhov & Co OOD, represented by the team of IP Consulting, Ltd. with successful opposition under Article 8 (1)(b) EUTMR

The opposition against European Union trade mark application No 14 667 174, filed by Velikhov &Co OOD, represented by the team of IP Consulting, Ltd. was based on Article 8(1)(b) EUTMR – identity with, or similarity to, an earlier trade mark and identity or similarity of the goods or services covered by the trade marks,…


EUIPO fully upholds an opposition filed by the team of IP Consulting, Ltd., against EUTM application No 13 438 197 BUON APETITO

The owner of registered Bulgarian trade mark No 91 508 Bon Apeti – Bon Net OOD, represented by the team of IP Consulting, Ltd. filed an opposition against all the services of European Union trade mark application No 13 438 197 BUON APETITO. The Opposition was based on the ground of Article 8(1)(b) EUTMR –…


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…


Opposition against a trademark in Bulgaria – FAQ

Since 2011 the trademark registration system in Bulgaria has changed through the implementation of the procedure for opposition. The amendments to the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications came into force from 10.03.2011. The Ordinance for the implementation of the law regarding the procedure for opposition was adopted two months later on 30.05.2011. The present…