Bulgaria joins Seniority

    Bulgaria has become the seventh national office to implement the Seniority Project. Bulgaria joins Benelux, Slovenia, Ireland, Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic in implementation. Eleven national offices are set to implement the project this year, with further intents to implement also indicated. Having accurate seniority data is important for Community trade mark owners who have previously registered an identical mark in an EU member state which has been surrendered or allowed to lapse. The project, a part of OHIM´s Cooperation Fund, involves establishing links between entries in the national and Community databases and making the information accessible online