• ANTI-PIRACY AND BRAND PROTECTION – The firm continues to assist long-standing client Business Software Alliance (BSA) with its enforcement, lobbying and training programs, and provides full brand protection for companies such as Microsoft, Adobe Systems, adidas Group, Nike International, Converse Inc., Louis Vuitton Malletier, etc. ARSIS Consulting law firm maintains excellent working relationships with the relevant state authorities. The specificity of the work has modeled a unique company structure where the investigative unit teams up with the IP experts and litigators to comprehensively satisfy its clients’ demands;
  • TRADE MARK AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN - The firm represents various international and local trade mark and industrial designs right holders on registration, renewals, cancellations and other prosecution procedures. The firm has recently further broadened the scope of its services by adding a trademark watch service as an essential part of its portfolio of IPR services;
  • CONSULTING AND LITIGATION – The firm exhibits a profound knowledge of the Bulgarian legislation as well as the international agreements and practices in the field of intellectual property. It renders a variety of legal and consulting services advising industries on IPR related legal issues related to their businesses. The litigators of the firm successfully represent both Bulgarian and international clients before the respective national criminal and civil courts in a vast spectrum of IPR related cases;
  • LOBBYING AND LEGISLATION – The firms’ experts have been deeply involved in the lobbying and drafting of the 1993 Copyright and Related Rights Law and all of its consecutive revisions as well as the 2005 Optical Disc Law. The firm’s experts also have assisted the drafting of the 1999 Law on Marks and Geographical Indications and 1999 Industrial Design Law and their consecutive amendments;
  • POLICY AND PUBLIC AWARENESS - The managing partner, Velizar Sokolov, and the firm’s top lawyers have an outstanding reputation for their work in the field of IPR consultancy and for their efforts to raise public awareness and respect for IPRs. They are the authors of a variety of publications in the international and local specialized press on different topics related to intellectual property rights and the remedies for their protection as well as on cyber security and Internet piracy. As a contributor of the Copyright in the Information Society published in 2011 Sokolov wrote a study on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC in Bulgaria. The firm’s reps continuously participate in all national training seminars, conferences and forums dedicated on IPR related matters and are often invited as speakers in different international events;
Top ranked 2014