Alexander Tonev
Attorney-at-law, IP Representative

Alexander Tonev, qualified attorney-at-law, has over 19 years’ experience in acting for Bulgarian and international banking institutions and companies, as well as advising on matters of banking, commercial and property law.


He specialized in the Banking Department of the British law firm Allen & Overy LLP, London. Mr. Tonev's practice covers legal advice and representation in civil and commercial cases, property law, legal protection of intellectual property (patents for inventions, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, artistic works).


He is Assistant Professor in ‘Legal Protection of Intellectual Property’ at the Faculty of Law of Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’. He is a registered industrial property agent before the Bulgarian Patent Office.

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• Guidebook on Patent Law – e-learning on topic: "Patent Law", Module 3 ‘Patent Law’, National Institute of Justice, 2015

• Guidebook on legal protection against unfair competition –  e-learning on topic: "Patent Law", Module 5 ‘Legal protection against unfair competition - part of the legal protection of intellectual property. Unfair Competition under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property’, National Institute of Justice, 2013

• Possession and Control over Financial Collateral. Legislation and judicial practice of EU member states. Practical guidelines on provision of financial collateral through a pledge agreement’ – 2015, issue 11 – ‘Commercial Law and Law of Obligations’ magazine, article in co-authorship with Ivan Mangachev, PhD

• On the actual transfer (provision), possession and control in pledge contracts with subject matter res incorporales - 2015, issue 8 – ‘Commercial Law and Law of Obligations’ magazine, article in co-authorship with Ivan Mangachev, PhD

• Some contradictions in the court practice regarding the acceptance of heritage by minors’ - 2013, issue 3 – ‘Property and Law’ magazine, article in co-authorship with Tsvetalina Petkova, PhD

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  • Education and professional experience

    Dimitar A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, SvishtovMaster in Financial Management , 2018

    Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski - Master in Law, 2003

  • Memberships

    Sofia Bar Association

  • Languages


    • Russian