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

IP Consulting article in ECTA magazine   The founder of IP Consulting Mr. Ing. Ivan Ivanov and the partner in the company Mrs. Aglika Ivanova, ECTA members The article is a presentation of the trademark  opposition system in Bulgaria – four years after its implementation, for the readers of ECTA magazine.   Both authors are Bulgarian and European…


The lack of evidence for earlier use a trademark – grounds for rejecting an opposition before OHIM

IP Consulting once again successfully defended a client at OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market). OHIM rejected the opposition filed against the registration of Community trademark “COLEY” (word), represented by the team of IP Consulting and the trademark will be registered successfully. Having examined the opposition filed by D.E Coffee & Tea Southern…


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…