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Atanas Kostov

IUSAUTHOR law office
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law

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Otez Paisii str. N2, Plovdiv
T: +359888915215

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Who is interested of protection and registration of trademarks, industrial design, patent etc. in Bulgaria and European Union.

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The company for protection of Intellectual Property "IUSAUTHOR” Plovdiv (with offices in Sofia, Burgas, Varna, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Dimitrovgrad) is a legal office, working in the following areas: - Claim and registration of trademark in the Bulgarian Patent Office - the protection of trademark, contesting the refusal in respect of trade marks, opposition to the Patent Office, representation in court in respect of infringements of trademark rights, border measures in order to prevent illicit importation and imitation concerning registered trademark, representation before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) on the procedure for registration of Community trade mark (CTM); trademark application to the Madrid registration system; - Claim and registration of industrial design in the Bulgarian Patent Office, Registration of Community designs (CRD) in the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM); application for registration of design to the Hague system for the registration; - Claim and registration of geographical indication in the Bulgarian Patent Office; - Claim and registration of patent in the Patent Office of Bulgaria; - Claim and registration of plant varieties and animal breeds in the Bulgarian Patent Office; - Prevention against unfair competition - to carry out the proceedings before the Commission for Protection of Competition and YOU. "IUSAUTHOR” provides protection of intellectual property in general in many areas - the entry of the artistic groups in the registry of the Ministry of Culture, protection of domain names, customs procedures, protection and implementation of administrative and criminal proceedings relating to intellectual property; advice, concerning intellectual property rights, drafting contracts, expert opinions, the ADR - mediation. "IUSAUTHOR” is registered in 2004 in Plovdiv on the basis of Art.40 ZAPSP of the Ministry of Culture and carries out its activities through the intermediary functions of concluding contracts for the use of artwork in one or more ways, registering (recording) of copyright in the database of the company, collection and deduction of copyright royalties, legal protection in court regarding the rights of authors and their works, as well as representation in extrajudicial disputes referring to breached copyrights. President of “IUSAUTHOR” is the lawyer Atanas Kostov. He graduated from Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, speciality Law, in 1999, masters degree in Civil Law. Civil law and the issue of intellectual property have always been a challenge for Atanas Kostov since the beginning of his career. Currently he is working as a consultant and author in “Labor and Law" Publishing house and the magazines “Finance and Law”, , “Property and Law" and "Intellectual Property" - the official issue of The Patent office in Sofia. The magazines mentioned above contain over 20 articles related to the issue of intellectual property, written by Atanas Kostov. At the end of 2005 the lawyer Atanas Kostov was invited to become a member of the working group at The Legislative Commission at The National Assembly of The Republic of Bulgaria, chaired by the PhD in Law sciences Mr. Georgi Sarakinov, which has introduced the latest amendments in The Copyright law. In the same year he became the author of the electronic digest of “Labour and Law" Publishing house, Sofia, related to copyright contracts. In his practice as a lawyer Mr. Atanas Kostov has had one of the most interesting and controversial cases related to copyright and trademark (IPR cases) in Bulgaria, which in fact has laid the foundations of the modern court practice in this aspect. His company is a consultant in the field of copyright and Free software foundation – Europe regarding OSS (Open Source Systems) under GPL (General Public License) and the licensing agreements connected with OSS and GPL.

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