A trademark is a distinguishing mark not only for the goods and services offered, but also for the companies that use them. A trademark has a communicative function with consumers, as it can testify to the reputation of a company, to the quality of the products and services offered, and can significantly increase consumer confidence…
Types of licenses and the advantages they provide
License means permission to perform a specific action. The legal term refers to a document or administrative act. Licensing refers to objects of intellectual property that can be used repeatedly by different persons in different forms at the same time. The needs in connection with these objects are certified by legal transactions – of domestic…
Bulgaria – the new Law on Marks and Geographical Indications – change in the definition of a “mark”
On the 13th of December 2019 in the official gazette was published the new Law on Marks and Geographical indications (Law on Marks and GIs). The law was voted in the parliament on the 28th of November and entered in force on the 17th of December.
The New Law on Marks and Geographical indications in Bulgaria and its entry in force
On the 13th of December 2019th in the official gazette was published the new Law on Marks and Geographical indications (Law on Marks and GIs). The law was voted in the parliament on the 28th of November and entered in force on the 17th of December. The new law on marks and GIs revokes the…
BREXIT and the EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARKS AND DESIGNS
The UK departed the EU on 31 January 2020. The ratified withdrawal agreement provides a transition period from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020.
Ivan Ivanov, Managing partner of IP Consulting Ltd. joins Geographical Indications Committee of INTA
Eng. Ivan Ivanov, Managing partner of IP Consulting Ltd joins the Geographical Indications Committee of International Trademark Association (INTA) for the 2020-2021 term.
BASICS FOR EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARK (EUTM) REGISTERED BEFORE EUIPO (EUROPEAN UNION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE)
The registration of EUTM (European Union Trade Mark) is governed by the REGULATION (EU) 2017/1001 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the European Union trade mark. 1. How an EUTM is obtained? According to the Regulation an EUTM (European union trade mark) is obtained by registration. Who can own an EUTM? Any…
TERM OF VALIDITY OF EUROPEAN TRADE MARKS (EUTM), REGISTERED BEFORE THE EUIPO (European Intellectual Property Office)
According to the EUTMR (REGULATION (EU) 2017/1001 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL) – a European Union trade mark (EUTM) is valid for 10 years.
Bulgaria enacts Law For The Protection Of Trade Secret For The First Time (entered in force on 05.04.2019)
By a decree of the President on 21th March 2019, the Law For The Protection Of Trade Secret was promulgated and entered into force on 5th April 2019.
Member of IP Consulting team to be the first Bulgarian European Trade Mark Attorney successfully passed the EUIPO Trade Mark and Design Education Programme (ETMD EP) training and examination
Since 2018 the EUIPO (The European Union Intellectual Property Office responsible for managing the EU trade mark and the registered Community design) is organising a training program – called Trade Mark and Design Education Programme (ETMD EP). The EUIPO Trade Mark and Design Education Programme (ETMD EP) is a training programme for intellectual property practitioners….