EUROPEAN PATENTS

A European patent application designating the Republic of Bulgaria, which has been accorded a date of filing and, where priority is claimed, a date of priority, shall be equivalent to a regular national filing with the Patent Office.

A European patent designating the Republic of Bulgaria shall confer on its owner from the date of publication of the mention of its grant in the European Patent Bulletin the rights under the Bulgarian Patent Law, provided that a full Bulgarian translation of the specification is supplied in triplicate and the publication fee is paid within three months following that date.

The provisions of the London Agreement are not yet applicable in Bulgaria.