Mrs. Desislava Mateva

Mrs. Desislava Mateva

attorney at law


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



  • LL.M. in law, University of National and World Economy, Sofia
  • Amsterdam Session 2003 in American Law, Leyden University, Columbia University and the University of Amsterdam  



  • Member of Sofia BAR Association
  • Member of various legislative groups on amendments of IPR related legal acts


Professional experience:

  • 2002 – 2004                    IPR legal counsel of local and international entertainment software publishers and distributors
  • 2004 - at present            Associate attorney at ARSIS Consulting Ltd.


Attorney-at- law



  • English


Area of expertise:

  • Counseling on intellectual property law issues in a wide variety of fields from computer software to publishing
  • Legal practice in copyright protection and enforcement cases, including but not limited to investigation and prosecution of IPR and computer crimes and offences
  • Litigation practice in civil and criminal copyright infringement and trademark related cases;  court practice in cases for establishment of earlier rights, damage recovery claims, etc.
  • Litigation practice before the European Court of Justice
  • Liaison with law-enforcement authorities (police, customs, administrative bodies)
  • Negotiated licensing and franchising agreements; assignment of rights contracts; copyright “works-for-hire” agreements, management and music producing agreements; advertising sponsorship agreements; other contracts involving exclusivity, ownership and use of IP rights
  • Due-diligence on IP assets
  • Participation in working groups on amendments of local IPR legislation



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