In 2018, the National Portal of Intellectual Property awarded a special award to the whole company for its activities, creativity and participation in the public life of the professional community for the first time.
Competent jury decided that award in memory of Dr. Emil Benatov 2018 in Bulgaria goes to Stefan Dochev, a doctoral student at the Technical University of Vienna for the applied research PROCESS FOR THE SELECTIVE OXIDATION OF 5-HYDROXYMETHYLFURFURAL (European patent No. EP 3157910 B1 dated 14.03.2018).
On September 14, 2018, the Sofia office of the Patent Bureau “Dr. Emil Benatov and Partners” celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala reception.
Currently Bulgaria and Ukraine share same sad tendency when manufacturers are negligent as for the strategic need to patent their new technologies, products, methods, or to protect their brands, etc.
The award ceremony of the Contest in memory of Dr. E. Benatov for young inventors took place on June 15th, 2018.
In 2018 our Bureau carried out a thousandth validation of the European patent in the Republic of Bulgaria.
XVI International Scientific and Practical Conference “Modern Information Technologies for Environmental Safety Management” was held in Kiev on October 3rd, 2017.
We finally summerized results of the puzzle-contest announced by our Bureau during INTA 139th Annual Meeting in Barcelona.
Patent Office “Dr. Emil Benatov and Partners” was highly ranked by the international ratings of legal and patent firms.