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Amendments of the Marks and Geographical Indications Act

On 9th of March 2010, with 19th issue of the Bulgarian State Gazette were published amendments of the Marks and Geographical Indications Act. The changes mainly affect the procedure of trade marks registration, which is being developed in the Patent Office. The new procedure corresponds to the procedure, which is being performed by the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market – OHIM, administering the trade mark and the design of the Community and thus ensuring for the Bulgarian business environment identical to the one existing within the EU.

Trademarks in Business

Many people believe that the entry of their business into the Companies Register automatically leads to protection of their name as a trademark. However, this is not the case. The name of the company /often ending in AD, OOD or another acronym in the Bulgarian language to indicate its legal form/ is used to identify the company.What is the trademark then[1]?

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