Georgi Kanev is a Managing Associate in the Sofia office and the co-head of the firm-wide IP&T service line. He focuses on the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector as well as on corporate and commercial law. He specializes and is extensively involved in IP&T and data protection matters.
Georgi has advised on a broad spectrum of personal data protection matters such as GDPR implementation, preparation of various internal documents and data protection trainings, transfers of personal data, or data breaches.
He has more than 10 years of expertise in various fields of IP law, including both EU and national trademarks, fight against counterfeits, IP enforcement and infringement matters, copyrights creation, maintenance and licensing, and trade secrets. He has also assisted with IT law related matters such as software development, end-use license agreements, and crypto-assets.
In addition, Georgi has valuable experience in corporate and commercial law and has represented major local and well-known international companies on the Bulgarian market in complex M&A transactions and restructurings, as well as in matters related to unfair competition. His focus further extends to dispute resolution and representation in court and in administrative proceedings under Bulgarian law.
The team, Nina Tsifudina and Georgi Kanev, quickly got into a very industry specific topic related to IP questions on industry specific software solution. In a short period of time, they were able to investigate and provide us with their opinion and possible courses of action and as a result we were able to take an informed decision on how to move forward.
- 2017: CopyrightX: ILAC 2017, US Copyright Law course under the auspices of Harvard University
- 2007 – 2011: University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria, Faculty of Law, LL.M.
- Sofia Bar Association
- Trade Marks, Geographical Indications and Industrial Designs representative at the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria
- Professional representative at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (Trade marks and Designs)
- The future of VR and AR technologies depends on their regulation (in Bulgarian), CIO magazine, 2020