Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Margarita Guigova
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Advises domestic and multinational trade mark and industrial design holders on a wealth of registration, infringement, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting mandates. Well versed in representing clients before the BPO, EUIPO and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Possesses significant experience advising participants in the leisure and entertainment industries, including artists, broadcasters and copyright owners.
Strengths Clients are consistently impressed with the IP department, highlighting its "down-to-earth approach and ability to go beyond legal interpretations." Sources also state that the team's strong strategic sense "helps our business move forward."
According to interviewees, the IP department "delivers high-quality work within tight deadlines."
Work highlights Advised Bulgarian food company Prestige-96 on a wide range of copyright issues relating to the advertising campaigns for several of its biscuit and cake brands.
Advised Kamenitza, part of the Molson Coors Group, on its acquisition of the publishing rights to a book on the history of its Plovdiv brewery.
Significant clients Alen Mak Bulgaria, Mlin-97, Interval International.
Margarita Guigova is described by sources as "a remarkable lawyer" who is both decisive and business oriented. Sources say: "Her advice is comprehensive and practical. She has great business awareness and a strong knowledge of the domestic and European legislation."