According to the Bulgarian Law on Marks and Geographical Indications, oppositions may be filed by the holder of an earlier mark, exclusive licensees of earlier marks, owners of non-registered marks used in commercial activity within Bulgaria (but already applied for registration) or holders of marks applied for by an agent or representative of the holder.
The founder of IP Consulting Mr. Ivan Ivanov and the partner in the company Mrs. Aglika Ivanova (both of them Bulgarian and European trademark attorneys) make a presentation of the trade mark opposition system in Bulgaria – four years after its implementation, for the readers of ECTA magazine. The magazine is publication of the European Community Trade marks association – ECTA which represents the European trade mark attorneys.
The article points out some particularities of the trade mark opposition system in Bulgaria and makes a brief paralell with the trade mark opposition system for registration of Community trademarks before the OHIM.
The full text of the article may be found here.