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Is Freedom of Panorama Provided for in Bulgarian Legislation?

The short answer to this question is “it depends”. As in most European countries, there are certain exceptions to authors’ rights to explicitly permit use of their works, which exceptions are limited to certain kinds of use.   Free public access does not mean free public domain Architects and sculptors, like other authors, have the… Continue reading Is Freedom of Panorama Provided for in Bulgarian Legislation?
Case Law · Intellectual Property · Trademark

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