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Bulgaria (BG)

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Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated

Republication

The Office does not republish the international registration.

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, on issues such as the definition of a 'design', public order and morality.

Opposition Period

None.

Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Two months from the date of notification (extendable once for two months).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the date of publication in the International Designs Bulletin.

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations may not file documents or appear directly before the Office. Representatives of holders must be included in the Register, in the field of marks, geographical indications and industrial designs. A list of representatibves may be obtained from the Office or at:
http://www1.bpo.bg/images/stories/useful_info/list_ipr_en2011.pdf

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: February 27, 2014

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