DMV and OMV – lack of possibility of confusion – a successful appeal against decision for refusal of trade mark registration

OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Austria filed an opposition against the registration of trade mark application № 132028 DMV, for the goods and services in classes 4 and 39. Proprietor of the processed trade mark is G S Commerce Ltd., represented by the team of IP Consulting.


Changes in the name and address of the proprietor of a TM have to be registered in 3 months before the Bulgarian Patent Office

According to art. 40 from the Law on marks and geographical indications in Bulgaria: Changes in the Name and Address of the Proprietor Art. 40. (1) The proprietor or the applicant of a mark must notify the Patent Office of any change in his name or address within three months after the change occurs. (2)…


“ИЗБАТА” trade mark and “РЕСТОРАНТ ИЗБАТА 1932” trade mark with an identical distinctive element

The Opposition (distinctive element) is filed against the trade mark application for the  registration of figurative trade mark “РЕСТОРАНТ ИЗБАТА 1932”. The opponent is represented by the team of IP Consulting. The Opposition is filed under Art. 38b, par. 1 in connection to Art. 12, par. 1, point 2 from Law on Marks and Geographical…


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…


BG Trademark Corporation the Exact Taxis – Permanently Deleted Due to Lack of Distinctiveness for Services in Class 39

The team of IP Consulting successfully succeeded in deletion of the improper registration of a Bulgarian trademark which was registered in contradiction with the absolute grounds for trademark registration under the Bulgarian Law on Marks and Geographical Indications, namely: The deleted BG Trademark Reg № 63996 is a word trademark and consists of a combination…