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EPO gains access to the Indian Traditional Knowledge Digital Library

EPO gains access to the Indian Traditional Knowledge Digital Library

The Government of India and the European Patent Office (EPO) have signed an agreement which enables the EPO to access the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL). The agreement gives EPO examiners online access to information related to Indian traditional knowledge in all phases of the European patent grant procedure as governed by the European Patent […]

The Government of India and the European Patent Office (EPO) have signed an agreement which enables the EPO to access the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL). The agreement gives EPO examiners online access to information related to Indian traditional knowledge in all phases of the European patent grant procedure as governed by the European Patent […]
Yosif Astrukov for creation and its protection. An interview with Elitsa Mateeva

Yosif Astrukov for creation and its protection. An interview with Elitsa Mateeva

Astrukov Joseph was born in 1978 in Sofia. Graduate School English II, and in 2002 – Medical Physics at Sofia University. In the same year was passed in the first class in experimental theater in NATFA. At the end of the first semester left and then was adopted in major film and television director, who […]

Astrukov Joseph was born in 1978 in Sofia. Graduate School English II, and in 2002 – Medical Physics at Sofia University. In the same year was passed in the first class in experimental theater in NATFA. At the end of the first semester left and then was adopted in major film and television director, who […]
Maya Ilieva – Director of Association THEATERAUTOR – problems and practice in IP area and rights protection of the translators and dramatists

Maya Ilieva – Director of Association THEATERAUTOR – problems and practice in IP area and rights protection of the translators and dramatists

Maya Ilieva is graduated Spanish philology. She translates from Spanish, English and French. She is director of the Association THEATREAUTOR, which talk about the problems and practices in the field of intellectual property and protection of translators and dramatists in our country. The interview was taken by Elitsa Mateeva – correspondent of ipbulgaria.com How do […]

Maya Ilieva is graduated Spanish philology. She translates from Spanish, English and French. She is director of the Association THEATREAUTOR, which talk about the problems and practices in the field of intellectual property and protection of translators and dramatists in our country. The interview was taken by Elitsa Mateeva – correspondent of ipbulgaria.com How do […]
Important informative opinion in the biotech area

Important informative opinion in the biotech area

  The BPAI published today an important informative opinion today in the biotech area, in which it held that the prior art „teaching of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 by Kawai without a teaching of the expressed protein product anticipate[s] an isolated protein comprising SEQ ID NO: l.“  Ex Parte Chuang, […]

  The BPAI published today an important informative opinion today in the biotech area, in which it held that the prior art „teaching of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 by Kawai without a teaching of the expressed protein product anticipate[s] an isolated protein comprising SEQ ID NO: l.“  Ex Parte Chuang, […]
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).