What are geographical indications (GIs) and what purpose do they serve? GIs establish intellectual property rights regarding certain products, whose qualities have a specific link to the region, where they ...

By Decision № 4 of 20.04.2021, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria declared unconstitutional the provision of § 2 of the Transitional and Final Provisions of the Act ...

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Waste fees fall under the category of municipal fees that each municipality collects. They are owed for the respective real estate that falls under the territory of each municipality. The ...

The deadline for taxation of income generated in 2020 is April 30th, 2021. All income from cryptocurrency should be declared within this term. Most often income from cryptocurrency is generated ...

The work related accidents consist a serious risk both for the employee – leads to damage to his health and inability to use his workforce to its full potential, and ...

Mrs. Snezhanka Baldzhieva, attorney-at-lawy, elaborates on the arguable and ambiguous wording of the Art. 54, para. 3 of the State Property Act (SPA). It currently provides, in sentence one, an ...

In an interpretative decision dated 01.02.2021 the Supreme Court of Cassation (“SCC”) reviewed the termination of an employment agreement by the employer, when: the employee does not have the necessary ...

The liability of managers and procurators for taxes and social insurances of the liable company includes also the interests. That is what the Supreme Administrative Court (“SAC”) in its Interpretative ...

With amendments to the Labour Migration and Labour Mobility Act (LMLMA), as of March 12th, 2021, the European Union Blue Card (“Blue Card”) issuance procedure has been changed. The amendments ...

The amendments to the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria Act (FRBA), promulgated on March 12th, 2021, have introduced significant changes to the regulation of visas. The idea of ​​the ...

With amendments to the Bulgarian Citizenship Act (BCA) and the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria Act (FRBA) the National Assembly finally decided to retain the possibility of acquiring Bulgarian ...

On 12.03.2021 a new Law for amendment and supplement of the Measures Against Money Laundering Act was promulgated. The change is necessary in connection with the addition of the obliged ...

The use of photos online is extremely common. However, the fact that a photo has been uploaded to the Internet does not mean that it can be freely used by ...

Amendments to the Law on Protection of Competition (LPC) were promulgated in the State Gazette, no. 17 of 26.02.2021 and shall enter into force on that same date, except the ...

The EUIPO has opened the second window for applying to the Intellectual Property Fund for SMEs. It will be open until the end of March. The maximum amount of funding ...

Signing a contract is something common in civil and commercial turnover. We should be careful each time we sign an agreement, because in most cases they create both rights and ...

In the State Gazette, issue 107 of 18.12.2020, the Law for amendment and supplement of the Public Procurement Act was promulgated. The amendments align the Public Procurement Act with requirements ...

According to the provision of Art. 132, para. 1 of the Spatial Planning Act (SPA): „The resolutions, decisions and orders approving spatial-development plans under this Act shall enter into effect: ...

Briefly – yes, but under certain conditions, to be reviewed in detail in this article. Expropriation Generally, land plots designated for local gardens and landscaping are public municipal property and ...

The acceptance of heritage with inventory is the legal possibility the heirs of the deceased person to limit the liability of the legator’s obligations to the amount of the inheritance ...

You must use a registered trademark directly on the goods for which you registered the mark, and/or on the packaging it comes in.  For a servicemark – a mark for ...

The amendments were introduced in the Ordinance regarding the terms and conditions for sending and posting employees in the framework of provision of services (“the Ordinance”), namely: Posting on the ...

The European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs proposes the adoption of a new directive (the “Project”), which guarantees the EU employees’ right to disconnect. The reason for introduction ...