10, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.
Partner, heading the Intellectual Property Practice at DGKV: Kalina Tchakarova
Firm - Year of Establishment: 1994
Number of Partners: 1
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 6
Languages Spoken at the Firm: English, French, German, Bulgarian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian
Network Memberships: INTA, ITA, MARQUES, GALA, IBA, Terralex
Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov (DGKV) is one of the largest and most experienced business law firms in Bulgaria, highly ranked by both clients and partners. Founded in 1994 by the four name partners, the firm currently employs 60 lawyers, including 17 partners, and maintains offices in Sofia and Berlin. The firm provides a full range of business-related legal services to international and domestic corporate clients. As one of the leaders on the Bulgarian legal market, DGKV has a well-established IP practice.
We represent and provide consultation and advice on all aspects of intellectual property including registration, preservation, and enforcement of patents, trademarks, designs, geographical indications, copyright, plant variety rights and trade secrets, execution of licensing, transfer of technology and know-how contracts. Our law firm conducts intellectual property and information technology due diligence and audit, provides trademark, design and patent maintenance services, advises on portfolio structuring, conducts pre-registration searches, and represents clients in complex cases involving infringement of intellectual property rights.
The Practice Group is staffed with certified patent and trademark attorneys and fully qualified lawyers, in representing clients before the courts of all instances, the customs authorities, the Bulgarian Patent Office and other competent local authorities, the Competition Protection Commission, WIPO and EUIPO.
We have excellent understanding of the Trademark and IP issues faced by industries from food and beverages production and distribution to automotive, energy, pharma, telecommunications, tobacco, entertainment, software development, cosmetics, chemicals, technology, accommodation, retail.
Currently, DGKV’s IP team manages more than 6 100 national, international and EU trademarks for clients from various industries.
DGKV’s lawyers are recognized leaders in the field of IP law, providing unparalleled guidance to both start-ups. The lawyers of the team have excellent understanding of the Trademark and IP issues faced by industries from food and beverages production and distribution to automotive, energy, pharma, telecommunications, tobacco, entertainment, software development, cosmetics, chemicals, technology, and accommodation.
DGKV’s IP practice has grown significantly over the past several years. We have attracted a myriad of new international and domestic clients and have had great feedback from both clients and partners. Our work is valued for our expertise, extensive knowledge, efficiency, and honesty.
The head of the practice Ms. Kalina Tchakarova, who is the Partner, heading the IP and Pharma Regulatory practice groups at DGKV.
The team consists of 6 fully qualified attorneys.
Key IP Areas
Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution
Key Sector Expertise
Advertising, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Arts, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Defence, E-commerce, Fashion & luxury goods, Electronics, Electrical, Film, Financial services, Food & beverage, Furniture, Gaming, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Life sciences, Internet, Industrials, Manufacturing, Media, Medical device, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Robotics, Retail, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Transport, Renewable energy, Oil & gas, Universities & research, Utilities, Real estate, Publishing, Professional services, Optics & photonics, Music, Mining, Mechanical, Instruments