Bulgarian Patent Office to Implement the OPAC Project

Sep 25 2009 - 16:00

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.

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