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Intellectual Property Law

Overview
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s Intellectual Property practice group provides legal assistance in protecting and defending inventions, brands, designs and creative works. The law firm’s work combines thorough legal analysis and strategic outlook with deep understanding of the business and the key factors related to this area of law. 
 
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advises companies of all sizes and industries in any trademarks and designs related aspects from searches and prosecution through litigation and enforcement at national, Community or international level in the area of information technologies,  food and beverages production and distribution, education, financial services, on-line services, construction, machinery, electronics, pharmaceuticals, sports, fashion, etc. 
 
In collaboration with industry specialists, such as qualified engineers, chemists, IT experts, the firm’s lawyers offer professional legal services in the areas of patents and utility models.    
 
Franchising and licensing agreements are often drafted and reviewed for the law firm’s clients. 
 
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s lawyers represent clients in any domain name issues and in conflicts between trademarks and domain names, as well as conflict between trademarks and company names. 
 
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. possesses profound knowledge and experience in providing specific legal solutions to the use of intellectual property in the current technological environment and consulting on all relevant aspects including e-commerce, data protection and privacy, consumer protection, etc. 
 
The law firm often advises on the IP aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, including IP due diligence and transfer of IP objects and domain names. 
 
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s team of copyright lawyers advises on the copyright aspects of employment and mandate contracts, and they are also experienced in copyright and related rights litigation. 
 
The law firm’s IP practice and lawyers have been consistently ranked by leading legal guides such as Legal 500, Chambers EMEA, World Trademark Review (WTR 1000) and Media Law International.     
 

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Representative Experience
Some of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s recent experience in the IP area includes:
 
Trademark portfolio management to companies in the area of financial services, food supplements, food and beverages, alcohol beverages, tobacco and tobacco products, IT, machinery, fashion, household appliances, chemistry, sports, cosmetics, advertising, etc.  
 
Providing full scope IP legal assistance to one of the leading worldwide media and TV content providers.
 
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. has been selected to manage the trademark portfolio of one of the leading music labels in Bulgaria. 
 
Representation of one of the leading online marketplaces for sale of vehicles in a number of  trademark opposition and cancelation proceedings. 
 
In the field of technology, media and telecommunications, for the past several years the law firm has been consulting and representing some of the leading telecom operators and media companies in Bulgaria on domain name and trademark issues.
 
Successful representation to one of the largest Turkish mineral water producers in a trademark cancellation procedure due to bad-faith trademark application by a local distributor.
 
Negotiating trademarks coexistence agreements.
 
Representation of film producers (inc. from Bollywood) with regard to negotiation and conclusion of production and copyright related agreements.  
 
Representation of authors in negotiation of publishing agreements.
 
Successful court representation and consulting to the famous Bulgarian choir Cosmic Voices in several trademark cancellation and infringement proceedings and protection of the name of the choir. 
 
Legal assistance to a major Swiss company, part of a leading media holding in Europe, with regard to trademark registrations and opposition proceedings at the Bulgarian Patent Office.
 
An international sports federation assigned to Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. to defend its interests in an IP dispute with a Bulgarian sports organisation, which applied for registration of a similar trademark, where the law firm’s assistance resulted in withdrawal of the trademark application by the Bulgarian applicant.
 
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s IP team has successful Community design registrations in the area of textiles, information technologies, and energy.
 
Providing consultations to a number of Internet service providers on copyright and trademark issues.
 
Patent and utility models registrations in the field of medical assistance, chemistry, renewable energy, electronics, etc., as well as patent validation services.
 
Drafting, negotiating and consulting software development and software licensing agreements for various Bulgarian and international companies.
 
Legal consultations in the area of copyright to one of the biggest US entertainment companies.
 
Providing legal consultations in the area of copyright to one of the biggest US publishing companies, as well as successful court representation for a number of local publishing companies.
 
The law firm consulted a pharmaceuticals manufacturer and leading tire manufacturer on franchising agreements.
 
The law firm assisted one of the biggest online media companies in Bulgaria through all stages of negotiating, drafting and concluding contracts with collective management societies and producers for the right to reproduce over the Internet their music catalogues.   
 
Successful representation in trademark opposition proceedings for trademarks in the field of IT, online services, financial and insurance services, foods, etc. 
 
Drafting of general terms and licensing agreements for IP works available online. 
 
Consultation on an infringement of TV format rights committed by one of the major Bulgarian televisions have been provided to the biggest Brazilian television network.
 
A distinguished interuniversity research institute specialising in international and EU law assigned to Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. its legal representation for Bulgaria in preparing legal analyses with regard to the terms and conditions for the use of trademarks, copyright and related rights in sports events.
 

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Related News
20Sep

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s IP expert contributes to the new World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies publication

The recently published loose-leaf World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies, Release 2018-3 features a chapter on Bulgaria written by Bilyana Angelova, head of the IP team of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm. This publication has been realized in collaboration with the Center for International Legal Studies – a non-profit law research, training, and teaching institute the... view more

26Jul

New success of the Intellectual Property and Media Law practice groups of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.

By virtue of a decision of June 18, 2018 under Case No. 2953/2018, Sofia District Court annulled as unlawful a penal order imposing a penalty on one of the biggest media service providers in Bulgaria for alleged cable transmission of sound recordings in violation of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act (CNRA). The said decision provides an answer to a fundamental question in the... view more

13Mar

Yet another recognition for Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s IP practice

IP Stars – the leading specialist guide to IP firms worldwide has placed Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm in the respected Tier 2 group for a second year in a row. Rankings are the result of exhaustive and impartial research of participating IP practitioners. This is also the second year in which IP Stars provide IP coverage for Bulgaria and, naturally, Dimitrov, Petrov &... view more

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Related Publications

How to register and protect copyrights, patents, trade and service marks in Bulgaria

Topic:Intellectual Property Law

Published at:Thomson Reuters Westlaw

Edition:World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies, Release 2018-3

This publication has been realized in collaboration with the Center for International Legal Studies – a non-profit law research, training, and teaching institute the essential purpose of which is to promote and disseminate knowledge among members of the international legal community, with many initiatives addressed to the young lawyers.

Trademark Protection against Unfair Registration of Domain Names

Download:meritas-guide-to-employment-law-on-a-business-sale-april-2015-pdf.pdf (PDF, 3.42 mb)

Topic:Intellectual Property Law

Published at:http://computerworld.bg/

Edition:Computerworld

* The publication is in Bulgarian.

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Contact Person

Bilyana Angelova

Senior Associate

Bilyana Angelova

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