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BOYANOV & Co. is Part of the “Start It Smart Pre-Accelerator” Mentorship Programme for Young Bulgarian Entrepreneurs

BOYANOV & Co. offered a second educational seminar for young entrepreneurs on “IP Rights Protection”, as part of the business coaching program Start It Smart Pre-Accelerator. The programme provides over 40 business workshops designed to gear up young businesses for a successful startup, help them find investors for their ideas or enter the market directly. […]


BOYANOV & Co. is Top Ranked in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 2017 Editions

BOYANOV & Co.’s excellent market reputation and standout expertise of its individual practitioners have once again been confirmed through the results of the latest research of two of the most reputable legal directories – Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. Chambers Europe 2017 ranks BOYANOV & Co. a Band 1 law firm in: Banking […]


BOYANOV & Co. is a Top Trademark Firm in 2017 Rankings of the World Trademark Review 1000 and IP Stars

BOYANOV & Co. has received the top Gold Band and Tier 1 rankings for leading trademark firms in the newly published listings of the two most reputable legal directories for IP practitioners: World Trademark Review 1000 and IP Stars. In its 7th edition released in 2017 the WTR 1000, which traditionally recommends only the best […]


Parallel Import and IP Rights Protection in Bulgaria

BOYANOV & Co. contributed to the CEE Legal Matters magazine with an Expert review on IP rights protection in Bulgaria in cases of parallel import – import of non-counterfeit branded goods in a particular jurisdiction without the consent of the trademark owner. The Expert review was contributed by Kina Chuturkova, Partner and Head of […]


Cloud Computing In Bulgaria – Regulatory Framework

The legal aspects of the use of cloud computing services is an issue of growing importance for the businesses throughout Europe. With infrastructure getting cheaper, easier to handle and much more flexible many businesses move into the cloud. This leads to growing need of comprehensive legal advice and guidance on the existing legal framework and […]


Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Trademark Infringement Crimes in Bulgaria

Nicolay Zisov published an article on the recent Bulgarian Supreme Court judgment concerning the damages that can be awarded to the owner of a trademark on account of its infringement. The article is available from this link: Landmark Supreme Court Judgment     Copyright picture:


BOYANOV & Co. advised Danjaq LLP on a trademark dispute

BOYANOV & Co. advised Danjaq LLP on a trademark dispute with the Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO) regarding the claimed well-known status of the TM 007 (Gun Logo) in Bulgaria as of  1 December 2006. In a landmark decision of 13 May 2013 the Supreme Administrative Court ruled in favour of Danjaq LLP underlining that Bulgarian […]


BOYANOV & Co. represented F. Hoffmann – La Roche AG in a patent litigation against a producer entering the Bulgarian market without the consent of the patent holder

BOYANOV & Co. represented a major foreign pharma company in a patent litigation against another big foreign generic producer who entered into the Bulgarian medicinal products market without the consent of the client before the expiration of the patent rights. Meanwhile, Hogan Lovells International LLP, London coordinated the work on opposition proceedings before the European […]


BOYANOV & Co. Represents a Leading International Pharmaceutical Company in a Patent Litigation against a Generic Producer

BOYANOV & Co. is representing a leading international pharmaceutical company in a patent litigation against a generic producer who entered into the Bulgarian market without the consent of the patent holder before the expiration of the patent rights. The case is still pending at the first instance court. Hogan Lovells International LLP, London coordinates the […]


BOYANOV & Co. Successfully Represented Elsevier Properties S.A. and the Reed Exhibitions Entities in Many Trademark Infringements on the Internet

  BOYANOV & Co. represented Elsevier Properties S.A. and the Reed Exhibitions entities (“the Client”) in an infringement case against a Bulgarian tour-operator and a TIDS accredited travel agent, the main business activity of which is travel booking and accommodation. In promoting the services it offers, the Bulgarian entity has been listing on its websites […]


Borislav Boyanov & Co. Successfully Defends The Coca-Cola Company against Registration of a Similar Trademark

By a judgment of 7 June 2011 the Administrative Court – Sofia ruled in favour of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), represented by Borislav Boyanov & Co. and rejected the appeal of the Bulgarian company Nova Trade EOOD against the decision of the Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO) not to grant the application for registration of the […]


Court of Appeals Sets Important Interpretation on Correlation between Community and National Trademarks in Bulgaria

Borislav Boyanov & Co. represented LINEA 2000 B.V.B.A., Belgium in a complex trademark dispute over the conditions under which an owner of a national trademark registered prior to the accession of the country to the EU can prohibit the use of an earlier identical Community trademark (“CTM”), which however, has priority on the country’s territory […]


Fighting Against Bad Faith Trademark Registrations

The firm has represented a variety of clients against bad-faith trademark registrations by third parties of their brands and trade names in Bulgaria. Currently, we are working for clients, including the Greek company Plaisio Computers SA in connection with the registration of their mark “Plaisio” by a third party in Bulgaria; Adidas (Reebok) in connection with the registration […]


The Firm Recognized as Market Leader in IP Litigation

We advise clients from different industries (pharmaceutical, distillers’, tobacco, information technology, and luxury goods, including clients such as Escada AG (Germany), LVMH Group (including Christian Dior, Zenith and others – France), Philip Morris (USA), The Coca-Cola Company (USA), Ford Motor Company (USA), Umarex (Germany), Diageo (UK), and others in protecting their IP rights and representing […]


Borislav Boyanov & Co. Represents The Coca-Cola Company in IP Rights Infringements Actions

Borislav Boyanov & Co. was engaged in representing the Coca-Cola Company in four civil cases concerning infringements of the companies IP rights, as well as in a court case in front of the Supreme Administrative Court for establishing unfair competition by unauthorized use of signs similar to the registered trademarks of the company ( involving […]