BWSP Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co. Law Firm works seriously and profoundly in this area. We provide advice regarding preparation of licensing agreements, franchising contracts, assistance in protection of copyrights including in litigation, advice and assistance in drafting of trademark contracts, know-how and patent agreements.

We help our clients to protect their intellectual property rights from infringement, counterfeiting, misappropriation and unfair competition. BWSP Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co. Law Firms’ legal team is able to advise you on the protection and exploitation of on-line content and revenue flow.

BWSP Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co. Law Firm advises also in specific areas of corporate transactions where intellectual property rights are concerned. Our clients are led by our advice when they buy and sell companies whose main assets are intellectual property rights. We are experienced in all aspects of negotiating patent, trade mark, design

and copyright license agreements, conducting due diligence investigations and draft due diligence reports for the above mentioned. Two of our attorneys are registered as Patent Representatives with the Patent Office of Republic of Bulgaria which enables the Law Firm to provide both prompt and adequate but also highly professional legal service.

Our clients turn to us for guidance through complex transactions and litigation involving full range of IP rights law, including:

  • Trademark clearance and advice on national, regional and international registration
  • Filing and challenging registered Bulgarian, Community trademarks and worldwide trademarks and design applications
  • Trade mark oppositions
  • Renewals
  • Registration of licenses and assignments
  • Trademark and domain name watching
  • Registration and protection of domain names, including protected ccTLDs
  • Trademark rights protection mechanisms for new gTLDs
  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Designs
  • IP audits and due diligence
  • IP portfolio analysis and management
  • Licensing, merchandising and branding
  • Trade secrets
  • Organizations for collective management of authors’ rights
  • Film industry agreements
  • Litigation
  • Representation before the Competition Protection Commission

The Tax Department provides specific advice on taxation of income from intellectual property rights and personal income tax of musicians, songwriters, authors, screenwriters, actors, producers, directors and other individuals gaining revenue throughout intellectual property rights, digital rights and commercial IP. We advise on the specific taxation requirements for online provided services. Our tax team acknowledges the international nature of such types of income and therefore provide to our clients comprehensive legal advice on the application of double taxation treaties. Our lawyers provide representation before the National Revenue Agency and the respective courts in litigation cases to corporate and individual clients.

We consider our participation in Globalaw and BWSP Legal as our strong suit in providing a disruptive innovative service to our clients in over 80 countries worldwide.

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