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Intellectual Property Law

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.     


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.


Related News


The new Trade Marks and Geographical Indications Act (TMGIA) entered into force on December 16, 2019. Part of the amendments to the previous Act are related to implementation of provisions of Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks, while other changes aim to align our... view more


Partner Level Arrival at DPC

We continue growing – two new lawyers have recently joined DPC team. Asya Vladimirova is a former partner at the Sofia office of McGregor & Partners, where she has gained solid experience in the area of IP law, M&A and commercial law. Asya has worked for major companies among which are an international consumer goods company and clients from the RES industry. She joins the fast... view more


Promotions at DPC: A new partner and two more senior lawyers

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm has nine partners and two more senior lawyers with effect as of 1st March 2019. Att. Bilyana Angelova is the newly promoted Partner in the office. She joined the team in 2009 as a trainee and now heads the Intellectual Property Law Practice Group of DPC. Bilyana consults prominent clients from various industry sectors and her achievements are... view more


Related Publications

World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies, Chapter on Bulgaria

Subject:Intellectual Property Law

Published at:Thomson Reuters

Edition:World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies, Release 2019-6

The 6th release of this useful book for IP professionals published in December 2019, features updated chapter for Bulgaria contributed by DPC's leading expert Bilyana Angelova. It contains helpful guidance on patents and utility models, copyright and trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications, domain names and trade secrets and describes the nuances of the Bulgarian legislation.

The publication is realized in collaboration with the Center for International Legal Studies.


Some Peculiarities in the Processing of Personal Data by Public Authorities

Subject:ICT Law. Privacy and Data Protection

Published at:Collection "Za Bukvite"

*This publication is in Bulgarian

* The publication is part of the collection "Za Bukvite", "European citizens and intellectual property: perception, awareness and behaviour  "

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

Subject: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.


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