Bulgarian Patent Office to Implement the OPAC Project
On August 6, 2009, the Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO) held a press conference on the implementation of the Operational Program Administrative Capacity Project (OPAC), budgeted at EUR 380,000 (USD 558,248) and co-financed by the European Social Fund.
The goal of the project is to create a new and more efficient information system for registering marks and geographical indications by introducing electronic filing and online payment of registration fees.
Currently, the process of issuing a trademark registration in Bulgaria lasts approximately a year and a half. With the new system implemented, the process should last less than a year.
The deadline for project implementation is December 1, 2010.
For more information, please contact Milena Bogoslovova in our Bulgaria Office.
September 2009 News
- German Retailer Successfully Claims Its Trademark in Russia
- Romanian Customs Seize EUR 2,774,096 Worth of Counterfeit Goods
- Croatian Customs Seize and Destroy Counterfeit Apparel
- Macedonian Customs Seize Counterfeit Converse and Reebok
- Bulgarian Travel Agency Fined for Unfair Competition
- Croatia Joins the Academy of European Law
- Romanian PTO Officials Help Small Businesses
- Macedonian Government Adopts a Three-Year IP Strategy
- Serbian Government Adopts the Draft Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights
- Seminar on Copyright and Neighboring Rights Held in Serbia
- Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Symposium in Macedonia
- Unlicensed CDs and DVDs Seized in Bulgaria
- Montenegro’s Domain .ME to Completely Replace Former Domain CG.YU
- Slovak PTO Publishes New Website
- Kyrgyz Domain Registry Website Launched
- Bulgarian Patent Office to Implement the OPAC Project
- Macedonia Joins the European Community Program Customs 2013