Bilyana Stefanova is a senior associate at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., which she joined in 2009 through the law firm’s trainee programme. She earned her master’s degree in law at the Faculty of Law of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in 2012.
Ms. Stefanova is a Trade Mark and Design Attorney as well as a Patent Attorney at the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria and a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney.
Her work experience includes core trademark work, trademark watch and prosecution, advice on licensing and copyright. Her practice also includes day-to-day legal advice on regulatory and corporate law matters to international pharmaceutical companies, and labour law consultations, including on general obligations of employers, review of labour contracts and labour disputes.
Her current legal practice is focused on intellectual property law, but also includes life sciences law, employment law, privacy and data protection and administrative representation.
In 2010, Ms. Stefanova received a full scholarship by Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski for participation in the European Summer School “Central Europe in the EU – After the Lisbon Treaty” in Prague, Czech Republic, which was organized by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy. In 2015, Ms. Stefanova received a scholarship for the Summer Course on European Intellectual Property Law in Trier, Germany, organized by the Academy of European Law (ERA).
Bilyana Stefanova is a member of the Sofia Bar Association, the Young Practitioners Committee at INTA, the European Communities Trade Mark Association, and International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. She is fluent in English and has a good command of German.