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Iana Roueva Madey
Iana Roueva Madey
Mrs. Iana Roueva Madey is a partner and co-founder of MADARA LAW with more than 15 years of experience in the field of IP. She is the head of the intellectual property law department.

Iana is admitted before the Bulgarian Patent Office and the EUIPO.


Iana’s practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law concentrating primarily on trade marks, copyrights, industrial designs, geographical indications, know-how, trade secrets, unfair competition. She has a long-standing and broad experience in handling trade mark disputes, including handling oppositions and cancellation actions. She also has substantial experience in relation to prosecution and enforcement of trade marks, negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements. 

During her career, Iana has handled trade mark matters for clients operating in a diverse range of fields, including the beverage, food, cosmetics, textile, entertainment, neuroscience economics, pharmaceutical, financial, software and hardware industries. Prior to co-founding and joining MADARA LAW, Iana established and managed the Bulgarian office of an international IP law firm for six years. 

Iana has been the beneficiary of a scholarship from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center during her LL.M. and Ph.D. studies.

Iana is a member of the ECTA Copyright Committee. She is also a member of ECTA.

Iana speaks Bulgarian, English, German and has working knowledge of Russian, Serbian and Croatian.


2006-2009 Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law and Competition, Munich, Germany

2004-2005 LL.M. in IP, Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Munich, Germany

2001-2004 LL.B., London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

1999-2001 A-Levels, Gresham’s School, Holt, Norfolk, UK


Contributor for Bulgaria to WJP Rule of Law Index 2013 and 2014. World Justice Project
Amendments to the Bulgarian Trademarks and Geographical Indications Law in Force as of March 10, 2011, GRUR Int., 2011, S. 465
Kroatien – Erste Gerichtsurteile auf dem Gebiet des geistigen Eigentums zum reformierten Schadensrecht von 2006, GRUR Int., 2009, S. 185-186
Bulgaria case summaries, The Trademark Reporter Vol. 101 No.3. International Trademark Association. (May-June, 2011)

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