PCT national phase in Bulgaria

Entering PCT national phase in Bulgaria must take place within 31 months following the priority date of the PCT application. At this point, the PCT application transforms into an independent Bulgarian patent application which enjoys the date of filling and priority date of the international patent application. In addition to the non-extendable 31 month period that the applicant must comply with, there are other indispensable steps that must fulfil the provisions under the Bulgarian Law on Patents.

These essential steps can be summarized as follows:

  • Appointing a Bulgarian patent attorney
  • Translation of the specification of the PCT application into Bulgarian
  • Filing of the relevant filing documents concerning PCT national application in Bulgaria, as well as the translated PCT patent application into Bulgarian
  • Paying the filing, search and examination fees.

Our highly-experienced patent attorneys are always at your disposal when it comes to entering PCT national phase in Bulgaria.

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