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How to use the Dictionary


You can use the dictionary by following these 3 simple steps:

  • Choose your language;
  • Find the term;
  • Translate it into desired language.


1. Choose your language

The first step to use the dictionary is to choose your language. This can be doneby clicking on the language menu, located on the left side of the main screen(Figure 1).




There are listed all available languages.As shown on Figure 1, available languages are Bulgarian, English and German (Figure2).



Thechoice of a language can be done by clicking on its name. For example, if youclick on , it willbe displayed Bulgarian dictionary. If you click on  , it will be displayed German dictionary.


The language of the dictionary can be changed at any time, byclicking on the relevant field. For example, if you are using Bulgarian language, you canswitch it to English at any time by clicking on  .


2. Search within the dictionary

After choosing the language in intellectualentity, the following screen will bedisplayed(Figure 3):




The main fields, as shown onFigure 3, are Text, Kind and Areas.



2.1. Text

In this field you can enter the term(or a part of it) you are looking for.



2.1.1. Entering of the whole word

For example, if you search for theterm “Author”, you just have to write it in the Text field (Figure 4) and topress the button  .




On the screen will be displayed all matches of the term (Figure5).




As shown on Figure 5, there are 7matches of the term “Author”.


2.1.2. Entering part of the term

If you enter part of the word,for example “Intern” instead of “International”, all words (and word groups),that contains the string “Intern” will be displayed (Figure 6).




Ifthe number of the matches is higher, they will be displayed on several pages.As shown on Figure 7, on the page are displayed the results from 1 to 25, andthe whole number of the matches is 40.




If you want to see the next pagewith matches, click on the number of the page or on the button  .


2.2. Searching by first letter


If you are not sure about theword, you can do search by its first letter. This can be done by choosing thefirst letter of the word (Figure 8).




For example, if you click on the letter, all words,starting with “M” will be displayed (Figure 9).




2.3. Search within an area

Thereare several predefined areas of the intellectual property terms. This sectionallows searching in a specific area – for example, the search can be done onlyin the Industrial Design area. It aims for faster and easier finding of the terms.


Searching by a type can be doneeither by choosing the kind of the word from the “kind” menuand pressing the button  (Figure 10),



or by choosing the area form the right menu on the screen(Figure 11).


The abbreviations in the “kind” field (Figure 10), are thefollowing:

  • BUD – Budapest Agreement
  • CR – Copyright
  • EP – European Patent
  • GI – Geographical Indications
  • ID – Industrial Design
  • IP – Intellectual Property
  • LIC – Licensing
  • MAD – Madrid Agreement
  • PCT – Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • TM – Trade Mark
  • TT – Transfer of Technology
  • VAR – Plant Varieties



Itdoesn’t matter which of the ways for searching is used (Kind or Areas), thematches are the same (Figure 11).



3. Translation of the words

Oncethe necessary word or group of words is found, it can be translated into any ofthe languages. The list of the possible languages is displayed below the word(Figure 12).




Asis shown on Figure 12, the possible languages for translation of this word areBulgarian and German.


Translationcan be done by clicking on the desired language. For example, if you want totranslate the word “record copy” into Bulgarian, (Figure 13), you have to clickon  .


 Figure 13






The translation is visualized in a new window (Figure 14).





Translationto other language is by parity of reasoning – if you want to translate the sameword into German language, you have to press the button  . Translation is displayed in anew window (Figure 15).




All translations are displayed inboth English and the chosen language.


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