Bulgarian Travel Agency Fined for Unfair Competition

Sep 25 2009 - 16:50

Bulgaria’s Commission for Unfair Competition fined a Sofia-based travel agency, Pan Tour Ltd. with EUR 981(USD 1,440) for infringing the rights of its competitor, Pan Tours Ltd.

The two companies, with almost identical names, were in the same line of business, providing travel services in Sofia.

The infringer moved into the same office space, formerly occupied by the plaintiff, and gave its business an almost identical name, with only one letter difference, with the intent to gain plaintiff’s clients.

According to the court, the infringer engaged in unfair competition by using a confusingly similar corporate, business and professional name with the intent to deceive consumers.

For more information, please contact Milena Bogoslovova in our Bulgarian Office.

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