Archive: January, 2009

INTEL could not stop Intelmark

INTEL could not stop Intelmark

Intel tried unsuccessfully to stop the use of the mark Intelmark, owned by CPM, through the European Court of Justice on the ground that it would dilute its famous mark. According to the Court the fact that an earlier mark has a “huge reputation”; that its goods or services are dissimilar to those of the […]

Intel tried unsuccessfully to stop the use of the mark Intelmark, owned by CPM, through the European Court of Justice on the ground that it would dilute its famous mark. According to the Court the fact that an earlier mark has a “huge reputation”; that its goods or services are dissimilar to those of the […]
Singapore Treaty to Enter into Force in 2009

Singapore Treaty to Enter into Force in 2009

The Singapore Treaty  will become effective in 2009 following its ratification by Australia on December 16, 2008. This is the tenth ratification of the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (“the Singapore Treaty”) and will allow the treaty to enter into force on March 16. 2009. The Singapore Treaty was adopted by WIPO member states in […]

The Singapore Treaty  will become effective in 2009 following its ratification by Australia on December 16, 2008. This is the tenth ratification of the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (“the Singapore Treaty”) and will allow the treaty to enter into force on March 16. 2009. The Singapore Treaty was adopted by WIPO member states in […]
OHIM took part in Sweden’s “Trade Mark Day 2009”

OHIM took part in Sweden’s “Trade Mark Day 2009”

A delegation from OHIM took part in Sweden’s “Trade Mark Day 2009”, organised in Stockholm on 20 January.    The event included presentations on building brands, legal protection for a famous toy brand, the problems of piracy, and the latest EU   The program can be found on: http://oami.europa.eu/ows/rw/resource/documents/OHIM/news/events/programme200109.pdf

A delegation from OHIM took part in Sweden’s “Trade Mark Day 2009”, organised in Stockholm on 20 January.    The event included presentations on building brands, legal protection for a famous toy brand, the problems of piracy, and the latest EU   The program can be found on: http://oami.europa.eu/ows/rw/resource/documents/OHIM/news/events/programme200109.pdf
The domains with extension .eu passed 3 millions

The domains with extension .eu passed 3 millions

On 11.01.2009 – two and a half years after its launch, the three millionth .eu domain name was registered by a German citizen. At present the .eu „top-level Internet domain“ is the forth most popular top level domain name in Europe and the ninth worldwide. 30 % freom the registrations come form Germany, 14% from […]

On 11.01.2009 – two and a half years after its launch, the three millionth .eu domain name was registered by a German citizen. At present the .eu „top-level Internet domain“ is the forth most popular top level domain name in Europe and the ninth worldwide. 30 % freom the registrations come form Germany, 14% from […]
The Former Republic of Macedonia acceded to the European Patent Convention on 1 January 2009.

The Former Republic of Macedonia acceded to the European Patent Convention on 1 January 2009.

After the Accession of The Former Republic of Youguslavia The European Patent Organisation  comprises the following 35 member states : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, […]

After the Accession of The Former Republic of Youguslavia The European Patent Organisation  comprises the following 35 member states : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, […]
LAW ON INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

LAW ON INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

Promulgated in State Gazette No. 81/14 September 1999; amended, No. 17/ 21 February 2003; amended, No. 43/20 May 2005; amended, No. 105/29 December 2005; amended, No. 30/11 April 2006; amended, No. 73/5 September 2006; amended, No. 59/20 July 2007

Promulgated in State Gazette No. 81/14 September 1999; amended, No. 17/ 21 February 2003; amended, No. 43/20 May 2005; amended, No. 105/29 December 2005; amended, No. 30/11 April 2006; amended, No. 73/5 September 2006; amended, No. 59/20 July 2007
Law on Marks and Geographical Indications

Law on Marks and Geographical Indications

Publ. in State Gazette No. 81/ 14.09.1999, amended No. 82/17.09.1999; amended No. 28/01.04.2005, amended No. 43/20.05.2005, amended No. 94/25.11.2005, amended No. 105/29.12.2005, amended No. 30/11.04.2006, amended No. 73/05.09.2006; amended, No. 59/20 July 2007

Publ. in State Gazette No. 81/ 14.09.1999, amended No. 82/17.09.1999; amended No. 28/01.04.2005, amended No. 43/20.05.2005, amended No. 94/25.11.2005, amended No. 105/29.12.2005, amended No. 30/11.04.2006, amended No. 73/05.09.2006; amended, No. 59/20 July 2007
LAW ON PATENTS AND UTILITY MODEL REGISTRATION

LAW ON PATENTS AND UTILITY MODEL REGISTRATION

Promulgated in State Gazette No. 27/2 April 1993; supplemented, No. 83/1 October 1996; amended, No. 11/29 January 1998; amended, No. 81/14 September 1999; amended, No. 45/30 April 2002; amended, No. 66/9 July 2002; supplemented, No. 17/21 February 2003; amended, No. 30/11 April 2006; amended, No. 64/8 August 2006; amended, No. 31/13 April 2007; amended No. 59/20 July 2007

Promulgated in State Gazette No. 27/2 April 1993; supplemented, No. 83/1 October 1996; amended, No. 11/29 January 1998; amended, No. 81/14 September 1999; amended, No. 45/30 April 2002; amended, No. 66/9 July 2002; supplemented, No. 17/21 February 2003; amended, No. 30/11 April 2006; amended, No. 64/8 August 2006; amended, No. 31/13 April 2007; amended No. 59/20 July 2007
CPC SANCTIONED „ORGACHIM” АD WITH 100 000 LV. FOR REPEATED PROMOTIONAL GAME

CPC SANCTIONED „ORGACHIM” АD WITH 100 000 LV. FOR REPEATED PROMOTIONAL GAME

The Commission for Protection of Competition imposed penalty payment, at the rate of 100 000 lv. to „Orgachim“ АD, Russe, for violation in accordance with art. 34, par. 6 from LPC (Law on Protection of Competition), under the conditions of repeated event.

The Commission for Protection of Competition imposed penalty payment, at the rate of 100 000 lv. to „Orgachim“ АD, Russe, for violation in accordance with art. 34, par. 6 from LPC (Law on Protection of Competition), under the conditions of repeated event.
CPC SANCTIONED “SERVICE COMPLEKT” WITH 30 000 LV. FOR IMITATION OF PACKAGED COFFEE

CPC SANCTIONED “SERVICE COMPLEKT” WITH 30 000 LV. FOR IMITATION OF PACKAGED COFFEE

The Commission for Protection of Competition imposed penalty payment, at the rate of 30 000 lv., to „Service complekt“ ЕООD, Kazanlak for violation in accordance with art. 33, par. 2 from LPC (Law on Protection of Competition).

The Commission for Protection of Competition imposed penalty payment, at the rate of 30 000 lv., to „Service complekt“ ЕООD, Kazanlak for violation in accordance with art. 33, par. 2 from LPC (Law on Protection of Competition).
CPC SANCTIONED „MARVIK EXTREME” COMPANY FOR DISLOYAL USAGE OF ANOTHER’S NAME

CPC SANCTIONED „MARVIK EXTREME” COMPANY FOR DISLOYAL USAGE OF ANOTHER’S NAME

The Commission for Protection of Competition imposed penalty payment, at the rate of 8 000 lv., to „Marvik Extreme“ЕООD, Sofia, for violation in accordance with art. 33, par. 2, in connection with art. 30 from LPC (Law on Protection of Competition).

The Commission for Protection of Competition imposed penalty payment, at the rate of 8 000 lv., to „Marvik Extreme“ЕООD, Sofia, for violation in accordance with art. 33, par. 2, in connection with art. 30 from LPC (Law on Protection of Competition).
MISLEADING ADVERTISMENT OF “PRAKTIKER” IS STOPPED

MISLEADING ADVERTISMENT OF “PRAKTIKER” IS STOPPED

The Commission for Consumers Protection stopped misleading print advertisement of commercial chain „Praktiker”. The company has distributed a promotional brochure, which advertises goods for preferential prices in connection with the opening of their jubilee hundredth store. During the inspection inspectors of CCP find, one of the articles is not available.

The Commission for Consumers Protection stopped misleading print advertisement of commercial chain „Praktiker”. The company has distributed a promotional brochure, which advertises goods for preferential prices in connection with the opening of their jubilee hundredth store. During the inspection inspectors of CCP find, one of the articles is not available.
THE COMMISION FOR CONSUMERS PROTECTION IMPOSED A FINE ON „ОК-SOFTRANS” ООD

THE COMMISION FOR CONSUMERS PROTECTION IMPOSED A FINE ON „ОК-SOFTRANS” ООD

The Commission for Consumers Protection/CCP/ imposed a fine to the taximeter company „ОК – Softrance” ООD because of misleading commercial practice. Moreover with an order of the chairman Damyan Lazarov the company is obligated to stop the violation, which deceives the people, contradicts the requirement for conscientiousness and professional competence and can change significantly the […]

The Commission for Consumers Protection/CCP/ imposed a fine to the taximeter company „ОК – Softrance” ООD because of misleading commercial practice. Moreover with an order of the chairman Damyan Lazarov the company is obligated to stop the violation, which deceives the people, contradicts the requirement for conscientiousness and professional competence and can change significantly the […]
Memorandum for fellowship  signed between the Bulgarian Government and WIPO

Memorandum for fellowship signed between the Bulgarian Government and WIPO

On 12 November 2008 the Bulgarian Patent Office announced: “… in Geneve the vice- prime minister and and minister of foreign affairs Ivailo Kalfin and Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Francis Gurry signed Memorandum for fellowship  between the Bulgarian Government and WIPO, which regulates the cooperation between them. It includes specific […]

On 12 November 2008 the Bulgarian Patent Office announced: “… in Geneve the vice- prime minister and and minister of foreign affairs Ivailo Kalfin and Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Francis Gurry signed Memorandum for fellowship  between the Bulgarian Government and WIPO, which regulates the cooperation between them. It includes specific […]
NINE MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES UNITED FOR STRENGTHENING THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COUNTERFEITS

NINE MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES UNITED FOR STRENGTHENING THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COUNTERFEITS

„The declaration, which unites the Mediterranean countries mostly engaged with the fight against counterfeits ( Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Tunis, Turkey and France) aims: ·       better coordination of the fight against counterfeits; ·      to continue to inform the customers and to intensify their sensitivity in relation with the problem, particularly the specialized […]

„The declaration, which unites the Mediterranean countries mostly engaged with the fight against counterfeits ( Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Tunis, Turkey and France) aims: ·       better coordination of the fight against counterfeits; ·      to continue to inform the customers and to intensify their sensitivity in relation with the problem, particularly the specialized […]