Trademark registration rejected due to similarity with an earlier EU trade mark

The Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria confirmed the opposition against the registration of “Диклофлекс Dicloflex” trademark № 153146. The opposition was filed by the proprietor of an earlier EU trade mark № 011755717 ‘Diflex’, represented by IPConsulting. The opponent has filed the opposition against all the goods and services claimed. Evidence is provided…


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….


Graphical representation – types of mark, changes in EUTM Law since 01.10.2017

The graphical representation requirement no longer applies when submitting a trade mark application as and from 1 October 2017. This means that, from that date, signs can be represented in any appropriate form using generally available technology, as long as the representation is clear, precise, self-contained, easily accessible, intelligible, durable and objective. The result is a ‘what you see is…