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DEVIN May Lose its EU Trademark

“Devin” JSCo risks cancellation of its registered EUTM “DEVIN” after the Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) confirmed the decision of the Cancellation Division, by which the trademark was declared invalid in its entirety. The EU word trademark “DEVIN” was registered in 2011 in Class 32: “Beers; mineral and aerated… Continue reading DEVIN May Lose its EU Trademark
Intellectual Property · Trademark

‘Black Friday’ – Registered Trademark in Bulgaria

The unexpected registration of the “Black Friday” trademark in Bulgaria by the Romanian company Dante International S.A., owner of online retailers eMag and Fashion days, was widely covered by media and commented on the Internet last week.   There are a total of 5 trademarks 2 figurative and 3 word marks, containing the phrase “Black… Continue reading ‘Black Friday’ – Registered Trademark in Bulgaria
Employment and Labour Law · Foreigners · Legal Framework · News

Work Permit for Foreigners in Bulgaria – New Rules

In October a new Implementing Regulation of the Law on Labour Migration and Labour Mobility was published. The new rules consolidate the majority of the previously fairly fragmented legislation in the field of foreigners’ access to the Bulgarian labour market, as well as facilitates the process of hiring highly skilled foreign employees by Bulgarian employers.… Continue reading Work Permit for Foreigners in Bulgaria – New Rules