BPO Bulgaria

Office Details
Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria
Contact details

Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

52 b Dr. G.M.Dimitrov Blvd, 1040 Sofia, BG

+35 9 2 873 51 71

+35 9 2 870 83 25

bpo@bpo.bg

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Initiatives

(including trade mark e-filing, design e-filing and e-services under the Software Package)

Implemented in 2013 or earlier

Common Gateway for Applications

An easy and efficient way to access the European Trade Mark and Design Network.

DesignView

Registered designs search tool

TMclass

Trade mark classification tool

Common Contact Centre Database

Common tool to handle user information and support services for IP Offices

IP Enforcement Portal

The single EU platform to deal with IPR enforcement matters

ACIST

Cross border data sharing for enforcers

Seniority

A seniority claim allows you to maintain the right obtained in a member state, under the EUTM.

Similarity

IP Office assessments of similarity of G&S

TMview

Trade mark search tool

CP1. Harmonisation on Trade Marks Classification Practice of G&S

Creating a common classification database and practice (project closed)

CP2. Convergence of Class Headings

Reach a common interpretation on the Nice Class Headings (project closed)

Quality

EU IP Offices quality standards

e-Learning for SMEs

Concise and easy IP e-learning for SMEs

CESTO

A common support tool for examiners

Common User Satisfaction Survey

Harmonised survey system for IP Offices

Software Package

Web based suite of tools supporting the trade marks and designs lifecycle

Implemented in 2014

Software Package

Web based suite of tools supporting the trade marks and designs lifecycle

CP4 – Scope of Protection of Black and White (B&W) Marks

Trade marks exclusively in black, white and/or shades of grey (project closed)

Implemented in 2015

Forecasting

Generating trade mark and design filing forecasts for IP Offices


























CP5. Relative Grounds – Likelihood of Confusion (Impact of non-distinctive/weak components)

The objective of this project is to harmonize the different interpretations on how to deal with non-distinctive/weak components of trade marks in the context of the examination of relative grounds for refusal (likelihood of confusion) (project closed)

CP3. Absolute Grounds - Figurative Marks

Harmonize the different interpretations