Olya Dimitrova

  • Paralegal

With engineering degrees in organic chemistry, Olya’s practice focuses on patent prosecution before the Bulgarian Patent Office, the EPO and WIPO. She also handles utility model prosecution, supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and European patent (EP) validations. Olya drafts and prepares applications and handles translations, searches, filings, office actions, registrations, recordations and renewals. She also consults and supports clients in patent and SPC invalidation.

Before joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2022, Olya worked at the Bulgarian Patent Office for 20 years, where she started as a patent examiner and was appointed in 2014 as the Director of the Directorate responsible for patent, utility model, EP and PCT applications, EP validations, plant varieties, animal breeds, topologies of integrated circuits and other related IP matters. Olya also has 10 years of experience as a researcher at the Chemical Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Sofia, working in the development of pharmaceutical products and oral hygienic compositions.

Practice Areas


Native Bulgarian, proficient English, basic German and Russian


  • Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, Postgraduate Specialization in Patent Law, 2005
  • University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria, MSc in Polymer Synthesis, 1993


  • WIPO/ILPO Training Course on Patent Search and Examination in the Pharmaceutical Field, Jerusalem, Israel, 2014
  • WIPO Academy Courses, DL-101 General Course on Intellectual Property, 2006


  • Member of the Bulgarian delegation for the Patent Law Committee of the European Patent Organisation (2016-2022)
  • Member of the Bulgarian delegation for the Technical and Operational Support Committee of the European Patent Organisation (2014-2022)

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Bulgarian delegation for the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (2016-2022)