Polina Bakalova is a member of the Control Board of the CHILD SUPPORT ASSOCIATION.

Legal profession, Lawyer – Sofia Bar Association
Expert in the field of Industrial and intellectual property rights, administrative, labour, civil, commercial and company law.


  • Master of Law – South-West University “Noefit Rilski” in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Protection from Institute of Postgraduate Studies (University of National and World Economy, Sofia)
  • Master of Accountancy from Karl Marx Higher Institute of Economics, Sofia (now University of National and World Economy, Sofia)

Additional Specializations:

  • Certificate of completion a distance learning to the World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Certificates of completion in the field of the patent information and documentation to the European patent office
  • Certificates of completion for patent research to commercial suppliers of information for the industrial property


Partner, Attorneys’ Partnership “Bakalov, Radev and Partners”

From 2013 – till now:

  • Lawyer, Sofia Bar Association
  • President of Intellectual Property Development Association (IPDA, Bulgaria)
  • Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Member of the Control Board of the Child Support Association
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Independent Young People Foundation

2008 – 2013:

  • Legal adviser in the area of Industrial property at Barristers Group Ltd, Sofia

1985 – 2008:

  • Patent Office of Republic of Bulgaria

1979 – 1983:

  • Laboratory for Solar energy and New Energy Sources, Bulgaria

Fluent in English and Russian
Married, with two children