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In today’s knowledge economy, your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your IP. With specialist IP lawyers throughout Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), we have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech and media companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies, often across the region or in several jurisdictions. Leading multinationals look to CMS for an integrated, cross-border service to meet their global needs and/or deal with global trademark portfolios, as well as specialist advice and representation in individual countries. Working with CMS gives you invaluable access to knowledge of the CEE markets and regulators, both locally and regionally.  We work together with you to find the best solutions for your business.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, know-how and designs also play a vital role. We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as life sciences & healthcare, automotive, machinery, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, and technology, media and communications. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise for the protection of your IP. If you are involved in a dispute, CMS dedicated contentious IP experts can guide you through the litigation process.

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Nevena Radlova
Head of Competition and IP
Bulgaria, Sofia
Nevena Radlova is Counsel in the Commercial Team at CMS Sofia. She also heads the Competition and Intellectual Property Practice.  She specialises in competition and IP and has significant ...
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Iveta Manolova
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Co-Head of Employment, CMS Sofia
Bulgaria, Sofia
Iveta Manolova is a Senior Associate at CMS Sofia. She is a key lawyer in our Corporate Practice Group and Co-Head of the Employment Practice Group. Iveta advises clients on various matters related...
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Antonia Kehayova
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Bulgaria, Sofia
Antonia Kehayova has joined CMS Sofia in 2012 and heads the litigation practice in Sofia. She graduated in law from the University of Sofia and has extensive experience in the fields of Civil law...
Deyan Draguiev
Deyan Draguiev
Bulgaria, Sofia
Deyan is an Associate in the Litigation Arbitration Insurance Employment (LAIE) department of Sofia office. He is experienced in litigation, competition and compliance matters. He has acted for both...
Tatyana Yosifova
Tatyana Yosifova
Ju­ni­or As­so­ci­ate
Bulgaria, Sofia
Tatyana is a Junior Associate in the Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance and Employment team. She is part of the Commercial sub-team at CMS Sofia dealing with non-contentions and regulatory matters....