Bulgaria

  • International Country Code:

    BG
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +02:00
  • Currency:

    Bulgarian Lev (BGN)

Trademark registration in Bulgaria

Bulgaria
from 420.00
Number of Classes
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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:

- application form, containing the name and address of the applicant;
- representation of the mark;
- list of goods and/or services.

  • Requirements for the Power of Attorney

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

  • Priority document

Priority must be claimed on filing or within two months from the filing date. The priority document must be submitted within three months from filing a trademark application in Bulgaria. The translation into Bulgarian is not usually requested by BPO.

  • 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: EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Trademark protection in Bulgaria may also be obtained via registration of a European Union Trademark.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by PATENT UNIVERSE Valentina Nesheva Ltd. on 15.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Bulgarian IP Laws

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