On December 8, this year, at the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) was held the joint working meeting of the members of the Observatory on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. The meeting was attended by representatives of AGEPI, Prosecutor General’s Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs, General Police Inspectorate, Customs Service and Agency for Consumer Protection and Market Surveillance.
At the opening of the event, Lilia Bolocan, Director General of AGEPI specified that this meeting comes to confirm the good cooperation between the institutions responsible for the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the Republic of Moldova and to establish the opening of the public authorities to fight the phenomena of counterfeiting and piracy, as well as to ensure an efficient exchange of information between authorities responsible for monitoring IPR enforcement, for the preparation of reports, analytical and statistical studies in the field.
The participants in the meeting discussed about the action plan of the Observatory on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights for 2018. Another topic on the agenda was the structure, format and content of the National Report on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the Republic of Moldova. The electronic version of the Reports for the years 2012-2016 can be accessed at the following address: http://stoppirateria.md/md/raport-national.php. The participants also brought up for discussion the topic related to the new site of the Observatory, developed by AGEPI.
The Observatory on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights works within AGEPI since 2011. The purpose of its creation was to ensure the exchange of information between the authorities responsible for monitoring the enforcement of intellectual property rights, as well as the preparation of reports, analytical and statistical studies in the field. At the same time, the Observatory exercises the functions of the World Trade Organization Notification Center on the implementation of the TRIPs Agreement and constitutes an effective means of promoting the activities of various authorities, institutions involved in combating intellectual property rights infringements.