Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
1. The Company
Bulinvent ltd is a limited liability partnership, registered in Bulgaria in 2004 with field of activity “Intellectual property services”.
2. Registered Office
Manastirski livadi-B bl.66-B fl.2 ap.33
3. VAT Registration Number - BG 131214252
4. Intellectual Property Attorneys
Bulgarian Patent & Trademark Attorney, No. 84
European Patent Attorney, No. 0124060
EUIPO Representative, No. 36920
5. Professional Indemnity Insurance
As required by its regulators, Bulinvent Ltd., and Ekaterina Savova as professional representative carry professional indemnity insurance.
The coverage is 1,000,000.00 Bgn (approximately 500,000.00 Eur), for all of legal actions in the territory of Bulgaria, all European Union member states and Switzerland.
We will not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss, in particular, but not limited to, loss of profits, loss of investment, loss of contracts, loss of or damage to goodwill etc.
6. Privacy Notice and Confidentiality
Name and title of data privacy officer:
Miroslav Stoynov, Trademark Assistant
Email address: email@example.com
We may collect, use and store the following kinds of personal data about you:
Identity data Names, addresses, companies’ VAT numbers.
Contact Data Email address, website data and telephone numbers
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it and when the law allows us to.
We hold data electronically and destroy originals of all documents within a month of an electronic copy having been made. Should you require any documents on paper, please inform us in advance.
We will keep confidential the information that you provide to us and any advice or reports that we prepare for you. We may, however, disclose such information to the extent that such disclosure is required by law or in case we have specific instructions by you.
You may send queries to us by any state of the art method of communication.
We prefer communication by e-mail. In general we acknowledge receipt on the same day and we respond within few days.
You must confirm all oral instructions in writing.
It is important that we are able to identify who is our client. Therefore, unless otherwise indicated, we will assume that the person (including an individual or company) providing us with the instructions in relation to a matter is our client.
In case we accept instructions from lawyers, which act on behalf of third party, we will assume them to be our client and they will be responsible for settlement of our invoices and for reimbursement of all our costs and expenses incurred in carrying out their instructions.
We rely on you to give us timely, complete and accurate information and instructions. We accept no liability if you do not provide clear and complete instructions early enough for us to act within the official time limits. We will tell you of time limits of which we are aware and of actions or instructions that are required.
You must notify us promptly of any relevant change of personnel, name or address or of any change in ownership of rights. Many such changes have to be officially registered.
9. Our Services
We will provide our services to that standard of skill and care that would be expected of a professional firm.
We will endeavour to provide our services in accordance with any timescales agreed with you.
If, we need to engage other service providers like lawyers and foreign IP attorneys, we will do our best to select those, who should have the skills and expertise required for the requested service. Nevertheless, we will not be liable for any acts or omissions of those service providers.
While we will always work to the best of our ability and with the information provided, there can be no guarantees regarding outcomes. Discussions on likely outcomes are based on our experience and professional judgment.
We will not be liable for any delay in performing or failure to perform our services if the delay or failure results from any circumstance beyond our reasonable control. If Force Majeure occurs, the date for performance of our services will be postponed for as long as necessary.
Searches may be carried out by us or by Bulgarian Patent Office. Due to the limitations and occasional errors in classifications, computer databases and errors in official records, and due to incomplete information we may be supplied with prior to a search, no search can be guaranteed for fullness or complete accuracy.
Any complaint concerning the work carried out or the service provided should be addressed as soon as possible to the person in charge of the work.
All actions and attention provided by us are chargeable. These include dealing with telephone calls, reminders and considering and reporting communications which we may receive as your representative.
If requested, we will provide estimates for future costs of any procedure. These will be given in good faith based on knowledge existing at the time, but they are not binding, as costs may be affected by many variable factors beyond our control and the amount of work involved often cannot be accurately forecast. Estimates given are exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.
We welcome instructions from new clients and start-up companies. For new clients we have a policy of requesting funds on account before carrying out any work.
We may require advance payment, particularly for large items such as official fees and expenses to be incurred.
Otherwise, our invoices are payable within 30 days of the date of invoice. We reserve the right to charge interest on any overdue invoice.
If payment is not made in due time, we reserve the right to suspend work; rights may be lost if this happens. In such cases we will not be liable for any loss of right.
11. Conflict of Interest
A conflict of interest arises where two clients are involved in a matter in which their interests are not the same or where, in acting for one client, we are likely to receive confidential information relevant to the work that we are doing for another client.
We will do our best to identify any conflict of interest before to accept your instructions. Many times such conflict becomes apparent later; in such case we will inform you immediately.
Last revision of Terms and Conditions: 12 October 2022