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Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (SG No. 98/2019, as amended on October 27, 2020), Bulgaria

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Year of Version 2020 Dates Amended: October 27, 2020 Entry into force: December 17, 2019 Promulgated: December 13, 2019 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Trademarks, Geographical Indications Subject Matter (secondary) Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Plant Variety Protection, Trade Names Notes This consolidated version of the Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (SG No. 98/2019) incorporates amendments introduced by Law SG No. 92/2020, which entered into force on October 27, 2020.

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Bulgarian Закон за марките и географските означения (ДВ, бр. 98 от 2019, изменена до 27.10.2020 г.) PDF HTML English Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (SG No. 98/2019, as amended on October 27, 2020) PDF WTO Notifications Coversheet WTO Notifications Coversheet French Loi sur les marques et des indications géographiques (SG n° 98/2019, telle que modifiée le 27 octobre 2020) PDF Spanish Ley de Marcas e Indicaciones Geográficas (SG N° 98/2019, modificada el 27 de octubre de 2020) PDF English Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (SG No. 98/2019, as amended on October 27, 2020) PDF
Related Legislation Amends (6 text(s)) Amends (6 text(s))
Law on Patents and Utility Models Registration (SG No. 27/1993, as amended up to December 23, 2022)  (BG128)
Law on the Protection of New Plant Varieties and Animal Breeds (SG No. 84/1996, as amended up to December 23, 2022)  (BG114)
Law on Industrial Designs (SG No. 81/1999, as amended up to October 27, 2020)  (BG109)
Law on Topography of Integrated Circuits (SG No. 81/1999, as amended up to October 27, 2020)  (BG113)
Code of Civil Procedure (SG No. 59/2007, as amended up to December 20, 2019) (BG094)
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to December 13, 2019) (BG086)
Implements (10 text(s)) Implements (10 text(s))
Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the European Union trade mark (EU232)
Directive (EU) No. 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (Text with EEA relevance) (EU213)
Regulation (EU) No. 251/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of aromatised wine products and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1601/91 (EU224)
Regulation (EU) No. 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No. 922/72, (EEC) No. 234/79, (EC) No. 1037/2001 and (EC) No. 1234/2007 (EU223)
Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 1383/2003 (EU187)
Regulation (EU) No. 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (EU184)
Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of spirit drinks (EU058)
Council Regulation (EC) No. 1383/2003 of 22 July 2003 concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and the measures to be taken against goods found to have infringed such rights (EU051)
Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1601/91 of 10 June 1991 laying down general rules on the definition, description and presentation of aromatized wines, aromatized wine-based drinks and aromatized wine product cocktails (EU031)
Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1576/89 of 29 May 1989 laying down general rules on the definition, description and presentation of spirit drinks (EU030)
Supersedes (1 text(s)) Supersedes (1 text(s))
Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (SG No. 98/2019)(BG084)
Is amended by (1 text(s)) Is amended by (1 text(s))
Law on Amendments to the Law on Patents and Utility Models Registration (SG No. 92/2020) (BG108)

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Historical Versions Repeals (1 text(s)) Repeals (1 text(s))
Law on Marks and Geographical Indications (SG No. 81/1999, repealed on December 13, 2019) (BG083)

WTO Document Reference
IP/N/1/BGR/5
IP/N/1/BGR/T/2
IP/N/1/BGR/G/2

WIPO Lex No. BG110