The State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) hosted on April 14 a working visit by representatives of the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Embassy in Moldova.
The discussions focused on ways to strengthen the intellectual property rights (IPRs) enforcement system in the Republic of Moldova and to promote these rights among citizens during this meeting.
Ways to enhance cooperation between AGEPI and similar authorities of the USA, including through training programs and exchange of experience were also discussed. The CLDP Program representatives expressed their intention to provide support in organizing an event with the involvement of institutions responsible for IPRs enforcement on the platform of the Observatory on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the Republic of Moldova.
The CLDP and the U.S. Embassy representatives appreciated the efforts made by AGEPI in terms of promoting IPRs enforcement and communicated their willingness to further support the Republic of Moldova in improving this system.
The Director General of AGEPI, Eugeniu Rusu, expressed his thanks and gratitude to the CLDP Program for the support given to the organization of similar events in 2022 and emphasized the openness of the institution he leads for effective and fruitful cooperation in the current year as well.
Finally, AGEPI and the CLDP Program of the USA reaffirmed their commitment to work together to provide adequate intellectual property protection and support economic development and innovation in the Republic of Moldova.
The CLDP Program, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, promotes U.S. foreign policy goals in developing and post-conflict countries through commercial legal reforms and provides intergovernmental technical assistance by means of its specialists.