European cooperation: kick-off media events in the ‘Authenticities’ of Sofia and Plovdiv

    Under the framework of the European Cooperation Projects, in particular ECP8 ‘European Network of Authenticities’, the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (BPO) and the municipalities of Plovdiv and Sofia held their project kick-off media events on 27 and 28 May, following the recent certification of both Plovdiv and Sofia as the first Bulgarian ‘Authenticities’.

    Representatives from both municipalities, BPO experts, local media and businesses participated in the events. Experts from BPO delivered presentations on the project and introduced the topic of infringement of intellectual property rights, counterfeiting and the value of intellectual property (IP). The public awareness campaign, along with the common slogan of the European Network of Authenticities ‘The authentic is eternal’, was presented at the events and will be promoted throughout the rest of 2021.

    The events were the first of a series of IP-related, awareness-raising activities that will take place locally in both Sofia and Plovdiv over the next two years.

    Through this cooperation project, BPO, in cooperation with its stakeholders, will contribute to build a European Network of certified Authenticities, where best practices can be shared and new synergies created.