Kostadin Manev

Managing Partner, Lawyer

Attorney at Law
Industrial Property Representative
European Trademark and Design Attorney
European Patent Attorney


1983-1988 Faculty of Law at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
1988 – 1989 Patent law School at Technical University – Sofia
Qualification: Patent Specialist
1991 – 1995
Regular postgraduate of copyright and patent law at the Institute for Legal Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Membership: Sofia Bar Association
Field of practice: Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law, Administrative Law and Litigation
Professional experience:
1993 – 2005  Manev & Partners
Industrial property representative before the Patent office of the Republic of Bulgaria(BPO)  in the field of trademarks, industrial designs, patents and utility models.
1995 – 2005 Attorney, primarily in the field of intellectual property
1993 – 2003 Part-time assistant professor of International Private Law at Law Faculty of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
1996 – 1999 Part-time assistant professor of Licensing Trade and Industrial Property,  Department “Humanitarian Sciences and Design” of the Faculty of Economics, Technical University – Sofia.
2003 -2005  European Patent Attorney before the European Patent Office
2005-2011 President of the Patent office of the Republic of Bulgaria

Deputy Chairman of the OHIM Budget committee
Representative at Administrative Board and Budget Committee, OHIM – now EUIPO /European Union Intellectual Property Office/
Head of the Bulgarian delegation at WIPO General Assembly
Representative at Administrative Council,  European Patent Office
2012 Manev&Partners , managing partner
Attorney at Law Industrial property representative/ attorney before Bulgarian Patent Office

European Patent Attorney
European trademark and design attorney
Lecturer at the National institute of Justice
Languages: English, Russian, German