Petia Petrova

  • Associate
  • Trademark & Patent Agent
  • European Trademark & Design Attorney *

Petia’s practice focuses on the enforcement of trademark rights, representing clients before the Bulgarian PTO, EUIPO and the local enforcement authorities. As an experienced trademark attorney, Petia advises clients on complex contentious and non-contentious matters and strategies. She handles customs proceedings and oppositions, works closely on trademark clearances and infringement investigations, and also manages trademark prosecution and patent validations within the office.

During her career at PETOŠEVIĆ, Petia has advised and represented multinational companies from various industries in numerous trademark opposition, cancellation and revocation cases, as well as cases involving the determination of well-known status. She has also negotiated a co-existence agreement on behalf of a well-known television network with one of the biggest Bulgarian telecommunication companies.

Prior to joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2010, she worked for four years at one of the biggest intellectual property law firms in Bulgaria handling mostly patent, design and customs matters.

* Contractor

Practice Areas

Qualifications

  • European Trademark & Design Attorney, 2016
  • Trademark Agent, Bulgaria, 2013
  • Patent Agent, Bulgaria, 2010

Languages

Native Bulgarian, fluent English, intermediate German and basic Russian

Education

  • Faculty of Law, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria, LLM, 2015
  • University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, BA in Marketing, 2007
  • University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, MA in Intellectual property, 2005
  • University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, BA in Economics and Intellectual property, 2004

Seminars/Courses

  • WIPO Worldwide Academy, DL-302 Advanced Course on Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications, 2009

Publications

  • “Bulgarian PTO to Abolish ‘Class Heading Covers All’ Approach”. World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 27. No. 3. Bloomberg BNA. (March, 2013)

Committees

  • International Trademark Association Committee Member, Europe Subcommittee of the Unreal Campaign Committee, 2016 - 2017 Term

Membership

  • INTA
  • AIPPI