On the occasion of the celebration of World Consumer Rights Day, which is marked worldwide every year on March 15, the Academy “Stefan cel Mare” of MIA of the Republic of Moldova organized on 19 March 2021 the International Scientific Conference entitled: National Regulations and International Legal Standards in the Field of Consumer Rights Protection. Regarding the need to comply with the restrictions set by the Government due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in online format.
The Scientific Conference was attended by approximately 100 representatives of academic environment, civil society, public authorities, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Agency for Consumer Protection and Market Surveillance, National Agency for Energy Regulation, Civil Aviation Authority, National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Institute of Standardization, State Agency on Intellectual Property, etc.
This event offered participants the opportunity to exchange experiences and address, in terms of theory and practice, multiple aspects related to the problems of protecting the economic interests of consumers at national and international level.
Also present at the event, Andrei Moisei, Principal Consultant, Communication and Training Division, State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), informed participants about the basic principles of intellectual property and national and international regulations in the field, practical aspects related to the purpose of protection of intellectual property, the procedures for obtaining such protection, and ways of managing and enforcing intellectual property rights, in particular by focusing on the negative effects of counterfeiting and piracy.
World Consumer Rights Day is an annual occasion dedicated to highlighting the power of consumers and their rights for a fair, safe and sustainable marketplace for everyone.