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Rule 161 has been amended so as to provide for a mandatory response to the PCT report in case the EPO was ISA

Rule 161 has been amended so as to provide for a mandatory response to the PCT report in case the EPO was ISA

Rule 161 has been amended so as to provide for a mandatory response to the PCT report in case the EPO was ISA. In view of the PCT time line, amended Rule 161 will be relevant for PCT reports that are received now by the applicant or his agent during the international phase, which may […]

Rule 161 has been amended so as to provide for a mandatory response to the PCT report in case the EPO was ISA. In view of the PCT time line, amended Rule 161 will be relevant for PCT reports that are received now by the applicant or his agent during the international phase, which may […]
IMPLEMENTATION OF ART.6 SEPTIS OF THE PARIS CONVENTION IN BULGARIA

IMPLEMENTATION OF ART.6 SEPTIS OF THE PARIS CONVENTION IN BULGARIA

Author: A. Ivanova Attorney-at-Law IP Consulting With a final decision issued by the Supreme Administrative court in Bulgaria was re-confirmed that in order to prove bad-faith application by an “agent” or “representative” it is enough to prove the existence of business relations between the two entities. The legal terms “agent” or “representative” are accepted in […]

Author: A. Ivanova Attorney-at-Law IP Consulting With a final decision issued by the Supreme Administrative court in Bulgaria was re-confirmed that in order to prove bad-faith application by an “agent” or “representative” it is enough to prove the existence of business relations between the two entities. The legal terms “agent” or “representative” are accepted in […]
Peru in PCT

Peru in PCT

Peru (PE) became the 141st PCT Contracting State on 6 March 2009. The PCT will enter into force for that State on 6 June 2009.

Peru (PE) became the 141st PCT Contracting State on 6 March 2009. The PCT will enter into force for that State on 6 June 2009.
Chile in PCT

Chile in PCT

Chile (CL) became the 140th PCT Contracting State on 2 March 2009. The PCT will enter into force for that State on 2 June 2009.

Chile (CL) became the 140th PCT Contracting State on 2 March 2009. The PCT will enter into force for that State on 2 June 2009.
"China's national intellectual property (IP) strategy: The role of the EU-China cooperation on IP protection and enforcement"

“China’s national intellectual property (IP) strategy: The role of the EU-China cooperation on IP protection and enforcement”

China has stepped up its efforts to strengthen intellectual property rights and counter counterfeiting. The Chinese government launched a national strategy in July 2008 to improve IP protection and also tackle counterfeiting at international trade fairs. A major bilateral cooperation programme between the EU and China is currently underway that focuses on the enforcement of […]

China has stepped up its efforts to strengthen intellectual property rights and counter counterfeiting. The Chinese government launched a national strategy in July 2008 to improve IP protection and also tackle counterfeiting at international trade fairs. A major bilateral cooperation programme between the EU and China is currently underway that focuses on the enforcement of […]
The reduced fees of OHIM – enforced in a couple of weeks

The reduced fees of OHIM – enforced in a couple of weeks

A package of fee changes for Community Trade Mark, delivering a 40% cut in the cost of trade mark protection, has been approved by the Fees Committee chaired by the European Commission in Brussels. OHIM President Wubbo de Boer said he was delighted that Member States had voted overwhelmingly for the measure, which is designed […]

A package of fee changes for Community Trade Mark, delivering a 40% cut in the cost of trade mark protection, has been approved by the Fees Committee chaired by the European Commission in Brussels. OHIM President Wubbo de Boer said he was delighted that Member States had voted overwhelmingly for the measure, which is designed […]
VI – revised additional book issue regarding Copyright and Related rights

VI – revised additional book issue regarding Copyright and Related rights

George Sarakinov, "Copyright and Related Rights in Bulgaria", VI revised additional book issue ISBN 9878-954-730-558, 8 pages, price: BGN 15,90

George Sarakinov, "Copyright and Related Rights in Bulgaria", VI revised additional book issue ISBN 9878-954-730-558, 8 pages, price: BGN 15,90
Piano Recital – DIMO DIMOV

Piano Recital – DIMO DIMOV

February 23, Sunday, Bulgaria Hall, 7.30 p.m.

February 23, Sunday, Bulgaria Hall, 7.30 p.m.
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