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03 | 01 | 2019
On 19.10.2018 the customs officials at Bulgaria’s Black Sea border point in Varna seized 3024 counterfeit sets of professional kitchen knives bearing the well-known Japanese trade mark “GLOBAL YOSHIKIN”.
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03 | 01 | 2019
Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) fined the Austrian hipermarket for furniture and accessories Mebeli Ludwig Bulgaria EOOD (COMO) for misleading advertising. 

The CPC initiated the proceedings upon a claim filed by another furniture retailor Enikom-M OOD for violations in conjunction with Art. 29 and Art. 32 in connection with Art. 33 of the Law on Protection of Competition (LPC).
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07 | 04 | 2017
On 31.03.2016 the Court for IP Rights of the Russian Federation (the Court) upheld the decision of the Arbitration Court of Omskoi region and found trade mark infringement of the IR registration of the Tatty Teddy bear and copyright infringement of that literature character “Me to You Tatty Teddy” owned by the British company Carte Blanche Greetings Limited.
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07 | 04 | 2017
Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) fined the Bulgarian pharma producer Aromania Ltd. for imitation.
 
The CPC initiated the proceedings upon a claim for imitation and unfair soliciting of clients filed by the producer of pharmaceutical preparations and food supplements – Ramkofarm Ltd.
 
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07 | 04 | 2017
MADARA LAW held a workshop on February 1, 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria under the auspices of MARQUES, the European trade mark owner’s association.
 
Speakers at the event were Mr. Krassimir Rouev, a managing partner of MADARA LAW, Corporate & IP Attorneys and Mrs. Iana Roueva Madey, a partner at MADARA LAW, Corporate & IP Attorneys. As guest speakers MADARA LAW invited Mrs. Maria Slavova, a senior expert at the Bulgarian Patent Office and Mrs. Simona Takova, Chairwoman of the Center for Settlement and Mediation at the Sofia District and City Courts.
 
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30 | 06 | 2016
On November 25, 2015 the Court for Intellectual Property Rights of the Russian Federation (the Court) revoked upon the claim by the Russian baby food producer OJSC «Baby Food Istra-Nutricia», part of «Danone» group, the Russian trade mark «Miracle-Baby»/«Чудо-Малютка» for classes 05 and 29, registered in the name of the Business Association of Veterans of Afghanistan “Mir”.
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30 | 06 | 2016
The Customs officials at the Bulgarian-Turkish border control points “Kapitan Andreevo” and “Varna Zapad” seized in three cases a significant amount of counterfeit apparel, perfumes, shoes and toys bearing well-known trade marks.
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30 | 06 | 2016
In a judgment issued on November 25, 2014 the General Court annulled the decision of the First Board of Appeal which refused to suspend the opposition proceedings against EUTM no. 009242066 KAISERHOFF (see Royalton Overseas Ltd v. Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market).
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30 | 06 | 2016
The CPC initiated a claim for misleading advertising on the grounds of the advertisement of the 7 days “Pizzeti” snacks. It was argued that the below described advertisement may lead to a false perception among consumers with regard to the origin and the product’s recipe as the video creates the understanding that the product is Italian and is similar to the famous Italian “Pizza”.
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