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Trademark registration in Bulgaria

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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Bulgaria, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Bulgaria.

  • Minimum filing requirements

To obtain a filing date, the trademark application in Bulgaria must contain:

- the request for registration, containing the name and address of the applicant;
- representation of the mark;
- list of goods and/or services;
- the rules for use (for collective and certification trademarks).

The term for filing trademark application in Bulgaria claimimg conventional priority is six months from the priority date. The extension of this term is not stipulated.

  • Requirements for the Power of Attorney

The official legalisation is not required. The signed and stamped (if applicable) POA form must be submitted within one month from notification.

  • Priority document

Priority must be claimed on filing. The priority document must be submitted within two months from filing a trademark application in Bulgaria.

  • Opposition period

Within three months from the application publication any interested person may file grounded opposition against the Bulgarian trademark application.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

Grant fee is to be paid within one month from the registration. The trademark in Bulgaria is registered for the period of 10 years starting from the date of filing. Trademark in Bulgaria may be renewed for ten-year periods. The renewal fees can be paid during the last year of the protection period or within six months after the due date by paying the extra fee.

  • Use requirement

In case registered trademark in Bulgaria is not used in this territory within five years from registration, the registration may be revoked, unless there are legitimate reasons for non-use.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

Foreign applicants must perform the trademark prosecution in Bulgaria through an agent, a registered in Bulgaria trademark attorney.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Bulgaria

Signs that can distinguish the goods or services of one person from the goods or services of other persons and can be represented graphically. Such signs may be words, including personal names, or letters, numerals, drawings, figures, the shape of goods or their packaging, a combination of colours, sound signals or any combination of such elements.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Bulgarian Trademarks, EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Trademark protection in Bulgaria may also be obtained via registration of a European Union Trademark.
3. The time limit for filing of a response to an international registration provisional refusal in Bulgaria is 3 months. The time limit starts on the date when the applicant receives notification from WIPO. The date of receipt must be confirmed by providing some sort of evidence, e.g. a postmark. The language of the response is Bulgarian. It is necessary to appoint a local representative, Bulgarian patent attorney, for responding to the provisional refusal.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Krasimira Kadieva Intellectual Property Law Office on 07.03.2023
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Bulgarian IP Laws