A Cooperation Agreement was signed between the Republic of Moldova and the Eurasian Patent Organization on Legal Protection of Inventions in the Republic of Moldova

04/12/2012

On 12 April, Lilia BOLOCAN, Director General of AGEPI, and Alexandr GRIGORIEV, President of the Eurasian Patent Office, have signed a Collaboration Agreement on Legal Protection of Inventions in the Republic of Moldova. Signing of the agreement was necessary after the denunciation by the Republic of Moldova of the Eurasian Patent Convention, adopted by Law. 78 of 21.04.2011, which will enter into force on April 26, 2012.

By signing the said Agreement, the Republic of Moldova and EAPO recognize the common concern in respecting legitimate rights and interests of applicants and owners of Eurasian patents.

Thus, in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement, the Republic of Moldova recognizes within its territory the effect of Eurasian patents issued before the entry into force of denunciation by our country of the Eurasian Patent Convention, on April 26, 2012, until the expiration of the term of validity of such patents or until the appearance of other legal circumstances that would lead to the termination of their validity.

At the same time, Republic of Moldova recognizes within its territory the effect of Eurasian patents issued after the date of entry of denunciation by the Republic of Moldova of the Eurasian Patent Convention, on the basis of Eurasian applications whose filing date is earlier to the date of April 26, 2012, until the expiration of the term of validity of these patents or until the appearance of other legal circumstances that would lead to the termination of their validity.