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Europe Guide 2023
Bulgaria Intellectual Property
Band 2

1 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov and Velichkov represents and provides consultation and advice to a large number of national and international clients in all aspects of intellectual property :

  • filing, prosecution, opposition, cancellation and revocation of patents, trademarks and all other types of industrial property;
  • industrial property searches;
  • portfolio management;
  • renewal and maintenance;
  • conduct of intellectual property due diligence and audit;
  • drafting, negotiation and registration of licensing and pledge agreements;
  • representation before the courts of law of all instances in cases, involving infringement of intellectual property rights;
  • advice on all aspects of copyright and information technology, including assignment;
  • advice on in-kind contributions of intellectual property rights;
  • representation in cases involving imposition of border control measures;
  • advice on all forms of transactions affecting intellectual property rights.

Chambers Review

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Intellectual Property - Bulgaria
Band 2
What the team is known for

This dedicated team at Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov has broad IP knowledge from acting for a range of domestic and international clients on trade mark matters, including licensing and enforcement strategies. The practice is known particularly for its strength in opposing trade mark registrations attempted by rival organisations. The law firm also advises clients on copyright and patent matters. The team's respectable client base includes companies in the telecoms, retail, entertainment and technology sectors.

Work Highlights

Provided by Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov
  • DGKV advised Instagram on possible oppositions against similar national trade marks based on earlier Instagram trade marks enjoying a reputation in Bulgaria. The team also represented Instagram in negotiations for an amicable settlement with an applicant of a similar trade mark.

Notable Practitioners

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Kalina Tchakarova
Kalina Tchakarova
Head of Intellectual Property
Band 2

Kalina Tchakarova is well regarded by market commentators for her experience in IP matters. She is particularly well placed to handle trade mark work, often representing international companies.

Ranked Lawyers at
Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

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Kalina Tchakarova
Kalina Tchakarova
Head of Intellectual Property
Band 2


Provided by Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Dessislava Iordanova

Ivan Punev

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Kalina Tchakarova

Head of Department

Kamen Gogov

Patricia Cherkezova


Provided by Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Auto Trader

Avia International

British American Tobacco

Cargill Inc.


Deutsche Telekom AG

Facebook Inc.

Google Inc.

Guess Inc

Instagram LLC

Marie Brizard Wine and Spirits Distribution Bulgaria


Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique S.A.

Rockaway Capital

Sazerac Brands

Universal 1440 Entertainment LLC (part of NBC Universal)

Visa Europe

Warner Bros.


Provided by Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Automobiles & Parts

Charities / Not for Profit


Consumer Product Manufacturing



Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care


Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences


Software & Computer Services