Mr. Velizar Sokolov

Mr. Velizar Sokolov

managing partner

Managing partner


Tel./Fax: +359 2 971 02 74, 971 02 58



  • LL.M. in law, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  • Specializations at International Law Institute, Washington DC, USA



  • INTA


Professional experience:

  • 1992 - at present                      Managing partner of ARSIS Consulting Ltd.




  • English, Russian


Area of expertise:

  • He is author of a variety of publications in the central and specialized press on different topics related to intellectual property rights and the remedies for their protection
  • In the framework of his work on IPR enforcement Velizar Sokolov has been deeply involved in the organization and holding of a big number of local conferences and seminars
  • Sokolov has also been invited to lecture at forums of such international organizations of renown as UNESCO, IDLO and others. He is also a visiting lecturer in IPR and copyright in particular at the Sofia University Faculty of Journalism
  • For more than 10 years now he has been invited as IPR expert in the sessions of the working groups drafting amendments and supplements to the copyright legislation as well as the industrial property legislative acts. He has also been very active in his capacity of consultant of the Bulgarian Parliament and the Ministry of Culture participating in the legislative initiatives related to the harmonization of the Bulgarian IPR legislation with acquis communautaire


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