Country code: BG
Location: Southeastern Europe
Area: total: 110,910 sq km (water: 360 sq km; land: 110,550 sq km)
Population: 7,537,929 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Sofia
Languages: Bulgarian
Currency: lev
Religions: Bulgarian Orthodox 83.8%, Muslim 12.1%, Roman Catholic 1.7%, Jewish 0.1%, other 2.3%
Industries: electricity, gas and water; food, beverages and tobacco; machinery and equipment, base metals, chemical products, coke, refined petroleum, nuclear fuel
Agriculture - products: vegetables, fruits, tobacco, livestock, wine, wheat, barley, sunflowers, sugar beets
Exports - commodities: clothing, footwear, iron and steel, machinery and equipment, fuels
Imports - commodities: fuels, minerals, and raw materials; machinery and equipment; metals and ores; chemicals and plastics; food, textiles





Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. One representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

3. List of goods/ services according to the Nice classification

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Inventor’s name and address

3. Specification with claims, abstract and drawings for translation into Bulgarian

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name, address and nationality

2. Name and address of the author(s)

3. Drawings or photographs of the design (3 sets recommended)

4. Priority data (if any)

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization, to be filed within three months from the filing date

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization, to be filed within three months from the filing date

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization, to be filed within three months from the filing date

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Use of the mark: compulsory
Non-use period:
5 years
Duration of protection: 10 years after the filing date or last renewal date

 

Examination:
- patent - formal and substantive examination - valid for 20 years from the filing date

 

Duration of protection: 10 years after the filing date

 

Renewals:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Name of Trademark and Reg. No.

3. Classes and list of goods/services

4. Power of Attorney, no notarization

 

Annuities:

- accumulated and payable after the grant of the patent

- annuities for granted patents are payable before the anniversary of the filing date

 

Renewal: 3 times for 5 year periods

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy), notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy), notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy), notarization is required

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

 

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