Intellectual Property

With solid positions in the IT, media and show business, the team advises all parties – developers, copyright owners, performing artists, TV and movie producers, broadcasters, collecting societies, on the full range of IP matters.

The IP practice represents both local and multinational industrial property holders in the full range of proceedings before the Bulgarian Patent Office, EUIPO and WIPO. In addition to registration services, cross-border licensing, anti-counterfeiting and customs measures, the team concentrates on IP infringement. The practice is active in a wide range of sectors, among which healthcare and cosmetics, gaming, IT, telecoms, entertainment, film production, consumer products, publishing, energy, aviation, media, food and beverage, public sector and more. The team assists major players in their respective sectors, including with handling their entire trademark portfolios.

Furthermore, the team regularly audits intellectual property assets in the context of legal due diligence required for sale, acquisition and securitization purposes.