PRESS RELEASE: There were designated the winners of the Competition for the creation of national symbols associated with geographical indications, protected appellations of origin and traditional specialties guaranteed

26.04.2012

Following the examination of works submitted to the Competition for the creation of national symbols associated with geographical indications (PGI), protected appellations of origin (PAO) and traditional specialties guaranteed (TSG), the National Commission for organization and holding of the competition has designated its winners, as follows:

for the national symbol associated with geographical indications:

  • Company “AMBROS” LTD – first place;
  • Vitalie CATARAGA - second place;
  • Elena ZAVOROTNII - third place;

for the national symbol associated with protected appellations of origin:

  • Company “AMBROS” Ltd – first place;
  • Vitalie CATARAGA - second place;
  • Elena ZAVOROTNII - third place;

for the national symbol associated with traditional specialties guaranteed:

  • Company “AMBROS” Ltd – first place;
  • Vitalie CATARAGA - second place;
  • Elena ZAVOROTNII - third place

Cash prizes offered from the Government’s reserve fund for the first, second and third places, for each category of national symbol, are of 5000 lei, 3000 lei and 2000 lei. To the amount allocated by the Government of the Republic of Moldova for the first place, Ministry of Economy has allocated 10,000 lei for each category of national symbol.

The Competition for the creation of national symbols associated with PGI, PAO and TSG was launched on November 1, 2011. To the competition were submitted 17 requests for participation including 45 works. The submitted symbols were reviewed by the National Commission which included representatives of the Ministries of Economy, Agriculture and Food Industry, Environment, Health, Culture, Academy of Sciences, State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), National Agency for Protection of Competition, Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Directorate General of Economic Development, Trade, Consumer Service and External Economic Relations of ATU Gagauzia. The Commission was headed by Mr. Octavian CALMIC, Deputy Minister of Economy.

The works winners of the first prize will be submitted for Government approval as national symbols associated with PGI, PAO and TSG. Pursuant to Article 35 of Law No. 66/2008 on the Protection of Geographical Indications, Appellations of Origin and Traditional Specialties Guaranteed, these national symbols will be used for marking products marketed under a protected appellation of origin, a protected geographical indication or traditional specialties guaranteed in accordance with the provisions of this Law.

Detailed information on the progress of the competition was reflected on the AGEPI website http://agepi.gov.md/md/events/contests/competition_gi-ao-stg/index.php and the websites of other ministries.

Winners of the competition

Mass media representatives are invited to the press conference.

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