WHO CAN FILE AN APPLICATION FOR BULGARIAN UTILITY MODEL REGISTRATION?
Application for utility model registration in Bulgaria can be filed by Bulgarian natural persons and legal entities and any foreign person or entity from countries which are party to international treaties to which the Republic of Bulgaria is also party, i.e. countries party to the Paris Convention(PC) or the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc. However, applicants with no permanent address or principle place of business in the Republic of Bulgaria are required to act in the proceedings before the Bulgarian Patent Office through a registered Bulgarian Patent Attorney.
Although, Bulgarian applicants are not obliged to be represented, they are strongly advised to appoint an experienced and qualified Bulgarian Patent Attorney who can conduct the patent drafting, filing and prosecution of the Bulgarian utility model application in the most professional, legally binding and efficient way.
Bulgarian applicants contemplating protection of their inventions by utility model registration abroad, must make a first filing of BG patent or utility model application with BPO, if no priority is claimed, due to national security requirements.
Although the registration of a utility model is relatively simple procedure compared to the patent’s one, a Bulgarian utility model application must also comply with substantial number of provisions and regulations under the Bulgarian Law on Patents and Utility Models and non-compliance with even of them may have the consequence of the utility model application being irreversibly lost.
HOW WE MAY HELP?
As qualified Bulgarian Patent Attorneys with technical and scientific background, we have been providing high-quality counseling and representation in utility model registration cases before the Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO) for ages.
Our significant experience of over 35 years in the patent domain helps us to provide our clients with technically competent and legally binding utility model solutions.
The synergy between our professional experience as Bulgarian Patent Attorneys, abilities to draft patent specifications with legally strong patent claims and our strategic approach, ensure the successful Bulgarian utility model registration, commercial exploitation of the invention and competitive edge over our clients’ competitors.