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07/07/2017 | Information

Simplified Procedure for Changing the Organizational - Legal Form of the Holder of the International Trademark Registration

Starting July 1, the procedure for changing the organizational - legal form of the holder of the international trademark registration was simplified. These changes were adopted by the Madrid Union Assembly during its fiftieth session in 2016. Thus, the holder of an international trademark... Read more
08/06/2017 | Information

Professors in Lyceums Will Be Trained in the Field of Intellectual Property

The State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) organizes the first training course for professors in lyceums in the field of intellectual property. This course aims to train the teaching staff that will be involved in teaching the new optional discipline “Introduction to Intellectual Property”... Read more
12/04/2017 | Information

Economic Agents of the Republic of Moldova protect Their Trademarks in 87 States

In 2016, economic agents of the Republic of Moldova opted for international trademark protection through the Madrid System in 87 countries, a higher number than in 2015 (60 states). The most frequent were designated the following countries: Romania in 40 applications, Ukraine and the Russian... Read more
07/04/2017 | Information

WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Hit Record in 2016

Trademark owners filed an all-time record 3,036 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO in 2016, an increase of 10% over the previous year. This phenomenon, known as cybersquatting, is due to over 1,200 new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) now operational... Read more
03/04/2017 | Information

Lidl and Apple Filed Most Applications for the Registration of Trademarks in the Republic of Moldova, in 2016

In the Republic of Moldova, trademarks are on top of industrial property objects for which protection is sought. During 2016, AGEPI received 4,478 applications for the registration of trademarks, including 1,968 (44%) came by the national route and 2,510 (56%) – by the international route. At the... Read more
29/03/2017 | Information

AGEPI invites you to attend the International Exhibition “INFOINVENT-2017”

During the period 15-18 November 2017, the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) organizes the fifteenth edition of the International Specialized Exhibition “INFOINVENT”. The event will take place at the International Exhibition Center “MOLDEXPO”, organized in partnership with the Academy... Read more
14/03/2017 | Information

3 Copyright Objects that Your Company Owns and Can Protect

What is copyright? Copyright is a legal term used to describe the rights the creators hold on their literary, artistic or scientific works. Works protected by copyright and related rights, range from novels, poetry, music, pictures and movies, to computer programs, databases, technical drawings,... Read more
09/03/2017 | Information

Top 10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Counterfeiting and Piracy

Counterfeiting and piracy cost the U.S. economy between $200 billion and $250 billion per year, are responsible for the loss of 750,000 jobs, and pose a threat to health and safety. From DVDs and CDs, shampoo, and batteries to car parts, prescription drugs and electrical equipment, every product in... Read more
03/03/2017 | Information

The Interest of Foreign Applicants in Moldova Is Growing

More and more foreign applicants show interest in validation of European patents in Moldova. In all, 15 legal entities, of those who had filed a patent application with the European Patent Office (EPO) and checked that also want to validate their patents in the Republic of Moldova, have already... Read more
01/02/2017 | Information

Hague Guide for Users Revision

In January 2017, took place the latest revision of the Hague Guide for users (Guide to the International Registration of Industrial Designs). The information was published on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website. The revision was made in the context of amendments made to the... Read more
27/01/2017 | Information

World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2017

Every year, on April 26, is marked the World Intellectual Property Day to learn more about the role of intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) in encouraging innovation and creativity. World Intellectual Property Day theme in 2017 is: Innovation - Improving... Read more
15/12/2016 | Information

Latest Developments in the Functioning of the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

In the framework of the 50th session of the Madrid Union convened by the General Assembly of WIPO Member States during the period 3-11 October 2016, there were taken several strategic decisions with regard to the evolution of the Madrid System. Besides the historic decision to freeze the Madrid... Read more
05/09/2016 | Information

New Mechanisms to support Patenting of Inventions and Plant Varieties Abroad

In conditions of transition to the innovative model of economic growth based on use of intellectual creation products, namely inventions and plant varieties, significantly increases the role of their legal protection, including by their patenting both in the country of origin and abroad. Thus,... Read more
10/08/2016 | Information

Franchising, an Advantageous Solution for Business Development

Franchising is a business development strategy, a form of commerce that connects a franchisor, owner of a trademark and holder of know-how, and an independent trader who is called franchisee. For the owner, franchising is a way to expand the business, and for the franchisee it is an opportunity to... Read more
20/06/2016 | Information

EU Association Agreement with the Republic of Moldova will enter into force on 1 July this year

The decision on entry into force of the EU Association Agreements with the Republic of Moldova, beginning with 1 July, was approved at the seventh ministerial meeting of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) of May 23, 2016. Thus, the General Secretariat of the EU Council, as depository of the Association... Read more


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