In the last review of OHIM for the activity of the member states of EU regarding the Community trademarks, information about Bulgaria was published. It is mentioned that the first Community trademarks that are registered by Bulgarian applicants were made back in 1998. The total number of applications for trademarks from Bulgaria is 667, having in mind that during 2008 they have been 229.
According to OHIM data the most frequently applied trademarks from Bulgarian companies are the figurative (59%), followed by the word (39%).
Regarding the classes in applications the most frequently applied classes are 35, 30, 29.
In its analysis about Bulgaria OHIM makes a ranking of the Bulgarian companies, which apply most for Community trademarks, as well as of the intellectual property representatives, who appear most frequently in the applications.
In the table below are mentioned the companies, which have the biggest number of applications for Community trademarks.
|AKTSIONERNO DROUJESTVO “BULGARTABAC HOLDING”||17|
|VITTA FOODS LTD||16|
|Bella Bulgaria AD||11|
|DOMAINE BOYAR AD||11|
|AKTSIONERNO DROUJESTVO “BULGARTABAC-HOLDING”||8|
From the above ranking it is obvious that the biggest applicants from Bulgaria are top companies in the country. Bella Bulgaria AD which is a member of Association of Trademark Owners in Bulgaria takes sixth place in application activity with 11 applications for Community trademarks.
In the ranking of the intellectual property representatives made by OHIM appear the names of some of the best representatives in Bulgaria, as at first place is Mr Ivan Ivanov from the intellectual property consulting agency IP Consulting.
|DR. EMIL GABRIEL BENATOV & PARTNERS||43|
|SWINDELL & PEARSON||8|