Singapore Notification No. 4
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks

Accession by the Republic of Bulgaria

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria, on January 21, 2008, of its instrument of accession to the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, adopted at Singapore on March 27, 2006.

The said instrument of accession contains the following declaration:

"The Republic of Bulgaria, notwithstanding Article 19(2), requires the recordal of a license as a condition for any right that the licensee may have under the Bulgarian national law to join or initiate infringement proceedings for protection of the mark, which is the subject of the license, including infringement court proceedings and claims to obtain damages resulting from an infringement."

The date of entry into force of the said Treaty will be notified when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 28(2) of the said Treaty.

January 21, 2008