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The Council of Europe Prescribes the Adoption of a New Notion of Media...

March 2012 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co Law Firm.

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(Recommendation CM/Rec (2011)7 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on a new notion of media)

New EU Regulation on ‚Äėfood labelling‚Äô adopted by The Council of the European Union

December 2011 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co Law Firm.

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On 29th September 2011, following a second-reading agreement with the European Parliament, The Council of the European Union approved a compromise text aimed at ensuring that food labels carry essential information in a clear and legible way. 

Convention on Apostille, bilateral treaties for mutual legal assistance and the Community law

December 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co Law Firm.

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The Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the Convention)[1], signed in 1961 and having the purpose to ease the recognition of documents from one contracting party/state in another, entered into force for Bulgaria on 30th April 2001.

New Amendments to the Bar Act

October 2010 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co Law Firm.

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In the 53rd issue from 13th July 2010 of the State Gazette the amendments to the Bar Act( BA)  were published, in which the 

RECOGNITION OF AND ADMISSION TO ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS AND JUDICIAL ACTS

May 2010 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co Law Firm.

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RECOGNITION OF AND ADMISSION TO ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS AND JUDICIAL ACTS SUBJECT TO OPERATION OF COMMUNITY LAW AND OF NON-COMMUNITY LAW.

 

The execution of European Community judgments and acts, and European Enforcement Order and the judgments and acts of the courts and authorities that are not part of the Community law in Bulgaria are subject to two different procedures.

 

Rules on proposals revision:

April 2010 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co Law Firm.

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Rules on proposals revision of commitments undertaken by enterprises accepted by the Commission for Protection of Competition (‚ÄúCPC‚ÄĚ)

Amendments of the Marks and Geographical Indications Act

April 2010 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co Law Firm.

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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 ‚Äď 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.

Procedure on the issuance of Permanent Residence Permit in Republic of Bulgaria, recent amendments

June 2009 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co Law Firm.

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Permanent Residence Permit (PRP) is a special residence permit which allows the living of foreigners in Republic of Bulgaria for an unlimited period of time. The basic act regulating the issuance of PRP is the Act for the Foreigners in Republic of Bulgaria (AFRB), amended on 15th of May 2009. One of the most important changes affects the procedure for issuance of PRP.