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We have a US based company, with a US trademark. We are interested in International Trademarks. I believe there is no central "international trademark database" and trademarks must be filed by country, correct?

Second questions, we had someone who was supposed to file a trademark for us in Bulgaria. I want to check and make sure that they filed the trademark under our company name. I tried the Bulgarian Patent Office website ... but I didn't see anywhere to search their database. I also tried the https://worldwide.espacenet.com/ to search the european patent office, but nothing came up in my search. Alternatively, I tried https://trademark-search.marcaria.com and the trademark came up in the search ... but it didn't provide any information (i.e. who filed it, and what company it's filed under). Where can I search for a filed Bulgarian trademark online?

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2 hours ago, nyctri said:

I believe there is no central "international trademark database" and trademarks must be filed by country, correct?

 

For the most part, that's true, but there are some multi-country registration options available.

 

There is an EU-wide trademark registration (through EUIPO) that extends to all EU member states.

There is also the Madrid Protocol that allows for a registered mark in one member state to be extended to cover any other state that is a member of the Protocol.

I think there may be some other multi-state options.

 

 

2 hours ago, nyctri said:

Where can I search for a filed Bulgarian trademark online?

 

http://www.bpo.bg/

 

but it looks like a lot of the site is not available in English, which may be a challenge.

 

You could also try

 

https://euipo.europa.eu/eSearch/

 

 

 

 

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So...you hired someone to file a registration in Bulgaria, but that person provided no evidence of having done what you paid him to do?  Did you issue payment?  Why would you do that without evidence that the job was complete?

 

Unless you speak Bulgarian such that you can navigate its government's web sites, I suggest you hire an attorney in Bulgaria.

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