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10 Jan 2020

New law on trademarks and GIs brings important changes

Bulgaria's new law on trademarks and geographical indications entered into force on 17 December 2019. It brings significant changes to certain aspects of substantive and procedural law, including new absolute and relative grounds for refusal and cancellation. Read more

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23 Aug 2018

Making the right choice: an A-Z of EU trademark court practice and performance

In the first of our five-part series, trademark counsel from law firms across Europe provide an overview of the performance of their countries’ EU trademark courts over the past two years. Read more

12 Jan 2018

Major amendments to the Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code

Major amendments to the Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code have entered into force, widening the traditionally narrow scope of cassation grounds. Read more

28 Sep 2017

Bulgaria adopts new Ordinance on Industrial Property Representatives

The Bulgarian Council of Ministers adopted the new Ordinance on Industrial Property Representatives, under which all individuals wishing to become industrial property representatives must pass a qualifying exam. This is the first act in Bulgaria to establish industrial property representative as a regulated profession. Read more

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11 Oct 2017

Bulgaria publishes draft amendments to GI legislation

The Bulgarian Patent Office has published for public consultation a draft law which aims to align Bulgarian national legislation with EU Regulation 1151/2012, under which EU member states are permitted to grant protection to geographical indications for agricultural products and foodstuffs only at EU level. Read more

Trademark law

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12 Jan 2018

Major amendments to the Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code

Major amendments to the Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code have entered into force, widening the traditionally narrow scope of cassation grounds. Read more

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