The application process involves the following basic steps:
- Novelty assessment: Conduct a search through the official patent registries and databases, to examine if anybody has registered or applied for the same or a similar patent.
- Complete an application form, obtainable from the Bulgarian Patent Office, and send it to the office together with the appropriate fee and fee sheet.
To get successfully through the complexities of the application process, it is advisable that you take the professional assistance of a patent attorney.
The Patent Office will examine your application for novelty, in compliance with the requirements specified in the Bulgarian national patent law.
A registered patent is territorial. The registration obtained through the Bulgarian Patent Office is valid for the Bulgarian territory only, and you have you undergo a further procedure if you wish your patent to be recognized in other countries.
To register your patent abroad, you have to apply to the appropriate national or international organisations. There are three options: