<![CDATA[MADARA LAW | Corporate & IP Law in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe]]> en/ en Thu, 03 Jan 2019 08:41:36 +0200 http://madaralaw.com/templates/law/images/logo.png<![CDATA[MADARA LAW | Corporate & IP Law in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe]]>http://madaralaw.com/ <![CDATA[Austrian Furniture Retailer COMO Fined for Misleading Advertising]]> http://madaralaw.com/en/Austrian-Furniture-Retailer-COMO-Fined-for-Misleading-Advertising.p384 http://madaralaw.com/en/Austrian-Furniture-Retailer-COMO-Fined-for-Misleading-Advertising.p384

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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<![CDATA[Bulgarian Customs Seizes a Record Number of Counterfeit Kitchen Knives ]]> http://madaralaw.com/en/Bulgarian-Customs-Seizes-a-Record-Number-of-Counterfeit-Kitchen-Knives.p385 http://madaralaw.com/en/Bulgarian-Customs-Seizes-a-Record-Number-of-Counterfeit-Kitchen-Knives.p385

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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<![CDATA[Greek Producer of Snacks Fined for Misleading Advertising]]> http://madaralaw.com/en/Greek-Producer-of-Snacks-Fined-for-Misleading-Advertising.p155 http://madaralaw.com/en/Greek-Producer-of-Snacks-Fined-for-Misleading-Advertising.p155

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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<![CDATA[General Court Annulls EUIPO Board of Appeal’s Decision for Refusal to Suspend Opposition Proceedings]]> http://madaralaw.com/en/General-Court-Annulls-EUIPO-Board-of-Appeal-s-Decision-for-Refusal-to-Suspend-Opposition-Proceedings.p280 http://madaralaw.com/en/General-Court-Annulls-EUIPO-Board-of-Appeal-s-Decision-for-Refusal-to-Suspend-Opposition-Proceedings.p280

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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<![CDATA[Bulgarian Customs Seizes Apparel, Perfumes, Shoes and Toys]]> http://madaralaw.com/en/Bulgarian-Customs-Seizes-Apparel-Perfumes-Shoes-and-Toys.p285 http://madaralaw.com/en/Bulgarian-Customs-Seizes-Apparel-Perfumes-Shoes-and-Toys.p285

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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<![CDATA[Russian Baby Food Producer Successful in Revocation Action]]> http://madaralaw.com/en/Russian-Baby-Food-Producer-Successful-in-Revocation-Action.p286 http://madaralaw.com/en/Russian-Baby-Food-Producer-Successful-in-Revocation-Action.p286

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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<![CDATA[MADARA LAW Organizes a MARQUES Coexistence Agreement Workshop]]> http://madaralaw.com/en/MADARA-LAW-Organizes-a-MARQUES-Coexistence-Agreement-Workshop.p380 http://madaralaw.com/en/MADARA-LAW-Organizes-a-MARQUES-Coexistence-Agreement-Workshop.p380

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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<![CDATA[Bulgarian Pharma Producer Fined for Imitation]]> http://madaralaw.com/en/Bulgarian-Pharma-Producer-Fined-for-Imitation.p381 http://madaralaw.com/en/Bulgarian-Pharma-Producer-Fined-for-Imitation.p381

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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<![CDATA[Russian IP Court Rules on Trade Mark and Copyright Infringement]]> http://madaralaw.com/en/Russian-IP-Court-Rules-on-Trade-Mark-and-Copyright-Infringement.p382 http://madaralaw.com/en/Russian-IP-Court-Rules-on-Trade-Mark-and-Copyright-Infringement.p382

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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