14 Saborna Street
Office 6, Floor 3
1000 Sofia


Dimitar Batakliev

  • Head of Office - Bulgaria
  • Attorney at Law
  • Trademark and Patent Attorney
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney
+359 2 483 4168
+359 2 483 4172

Country Facts

Bulgarian Orthodox, Muslim

International Conventions

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, Berne Convention (Copyright), Budapest Treaty, Paris Convention, WIPO, Patent Cooperation Treaty PCT, European Patent Convention, Madrid Agreement, Lisbon Agreement (Appellations of Origin), GATT/WTO, Hague Agreement (Industrial Designs), Madrid Protocol, Nairobi Treaty, Nice Agreement, Rome Convention, Vienna Agreement, Singapore Treaty, Strasbourg Agreement, UPOV Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT), WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)

Minimal Filing Requirements

Patent Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Name, address and occupation of the inventor
  • Priority application data
  • Patent specification and claims

Trade/Service Mark Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • List of goods/services
  • At least one representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

Industrial Design Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • At least one drawing or photograph of the claimed model or design


  • PETOŠEVIĆ serves as a solid contact for businesses wishing to protect and enforce their trademarks in Eastern Europe, with 16 offices spread throughout the region. Brand owners have access to the firm’s broad geographical reach, and its practitioners work in tandem no matter where they are based.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2023
  • Across the CEE and beyond, PETOŠEVIĆ is a go-to for cast-iron trademark protection. The venerable firm has seen and done it all throughout its storied history and can tackle any trademark instruction going with confidence and poise. Its enduring popularity among global brand owners is testament to the superior quality of its work and unswerving commitment to client care.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022
  • A well-known name in the IP world, PETOŠEVIĆ has established itself as a formidable presence throughout Eastern Europe. The Bulgarian branch operates on both sides of the contentious/non-contentious divide and has recently been assigned all EUIPO work for the firm

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • PETOŠEVIĆ continues to go from strength to strength as both a leading European IP firm and Bulgarian practice. The opening of a new office in Belarus takes the firm to a grand total of 17 offices and more than 120 employees, giving it a deep chest of resources to put at the disposal of international clients in need of a seamless service.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2020
  • With 120 professionals in 16 offices, PETOŠEVIĆ has the manpower to provide trademark filing, monetisation and enforcement support in 30 countries across Central and Eastern Europe.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2019
  • Its scope notwithstanding, the firm serves up an extremely personalised service; clients receive the same account manager across jurisdictions and, therefore, the convenience of a single interface and point of contact.

    WTR 1000 Rankings , 2018