Protecting your Intellectual Property in Bulgaria

I was planning from a long time to provide you with some initial information regarding Intellectual Property protection in Bulgaria. Well, finally the time to do this has come.

Intellectual Property protection Bulgaria

Lets first answer to a question – What actually is Intellectual Property? (for these that don’t know).

An objects of intellectual [...]

Forcing Social Networks To Broadly Monitor Illegal File-Sharing

National courts cannot force social networks to monitor for copyright infringement by users because it would not strike a “fair balance” between the rights of rights holders and the rights of those platforms and its users, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.

The ECJ assessed EU laws on copyright and the enforcement of [...]

IP & Trademarks in Bulgaria

The trademark as an exclusive right shall be acquired by registration in the Bulgarian Patent Office.

Rights to register belong to the first applicant. Matter regulating trademarks contained in Marks and the geographic names Act. This law provides the conditions and the order for registration of the marks and the geographic names, the rights ensuing [...]