Trade marks in Bulgaria – implementation of the new European rules

By the end of 2015, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted two legislation acts that fundamentally changed the trade mark legislation. These two EU Trade Mark Legislation acts are: • Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Council Regulation (EC)

The New Regulations on Medical Devices – the Challenges for Companies

By adoption of the new rules governing the legal regulations on medical devices in the EU market the business faced new challenges which they seem will not manage to respond within the required terms. The Regulation of the EU Parliament on Medical Devices (MDR) became effective on 26 May 2017 with a transitional period of

IS THE CONSENT ALWAYS REQUIRED FOR DATA PROCESSING?

I had to apply for issuance of a real estate layout and a tax assessment certificate two weeks ago. While I was submitting the applications the officials asked me to sign declarations and to give my consent for the processing of my personal data in order to get the administrative services I was applying for.

Classification of Goods and Services in Mark Registration

You have a product/service and have thought up a mark for it. You have checked if that mark is free. The next step is to classify it to the class of goods or services that your product/service belongs to. Marks are registered for certain goods and/or services that you intend to designate by your mark

The Need for DPO (Data Protection Officer)

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been increasingly discussed since the beginning of 2018, and the fact how many new rights, duties and restriction have been introduced for everybody collecting and processing personal data (also called Personal Data Controller). As a matter of fact, the changes are not small, but yet not too

SUMMARY DISMISSAL for Employers

Imposition of disciplinary punishments is set forth in details in the Labour Code and employers have had sufficiently long time to develop skills for its application. Nevertheless, there are numerous judgments whereby employers have been convicted to pay their employees significant compensations due to cancellation of illegal dismissal, and in many cases to get them

Trade mark registration

In my article When and should I register a Name as a brand I discussed the issue in which cases you should keep your name as a trade mark and how to choose a name/logo. In my article In which countries to register your own brand I discussed what trade mark to register – national,

IN WHICH COUNTRIES TO REGISTER YOUR OWN BRAND

Unfortunately, it is not possible to register your own brand for the territory of the whole world with one application. Therefore, to find the right answer to this question you should set up the short-, middle-, and long-term plans for the development of your business and to focus on the registration of a national or

Current Issues on Medical Devices

The World Congress on Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices (RAMD 2017) /a brief review/   On 15 – 16 May this year Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was the host of The World Congress on Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices (RAMD 2017. The Congress discussed various current issues on medical devices, including the traditional topics regarding the