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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Feb 21, 2011 (Newsletter Issue 3/11)
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Amendments of Trademark Law

Some important amendments to the Bulgarian Law on Marks and Geographical Indications (LMGI) enter into force by March 10th, 2011.

The Bulgaria Patent Office (BPO) performs only formality and absolute grounds examination by March 10th, 2011. Under the new system the search for prior trademarks will be dropped.

Furthermore, the opposition period will change from 2 to 3 months, effective from March 10th, 2011.

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Source: Zivko Mijatovic & Partners, Sofia, Bulgaria