Program “Competitiveness”5 August 2014
July 2013 was the deadline for submission of applications for participation in the program "Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy", 2017 - 2013. This was a great opportunity for Bulgarian companies to receive financial aid up to 90% of the total value of their projects. Typical feature of this program was the fact that it was based on innovations in the broadest sense of the word.
We, at “Manev & Partners” are proud of our clients who participated in the program. Eight projects, out of a total of 11, that we provided legal protection for, as inventions and / or utility models, industrial designs or software based on new innovative solutions projects, won and received sponsoring. Two of them were ranked first, in the categories of small and medium enterprises. There is an obvious relation between the activity and interest in the program and the application activity, which has significantly increased during the period, with regards to the protection of industrial property objects. This is also evident from the statistics of the Patent Office in Bulgaria - in 2013 670 patent and utility models applications has been filed, with is 37.18% increase, compared to 2012, when there was 460 applications filed at all. In this way Program "Competitiveness" is emerging as one of the incentives towards creating and protecting the technical and design solutions, which are underlying of successful business projects.