The 23rd edition of the annual Scientific-Practical Symposium “AGEPI Readings” took place on April 19-20. The event was organized by the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) in online format. The title of this edition was: “Trends and Challenges in the Development of the National Intellectual Property System - 30 Years since its Establishment”. The symposium aimed at creating a platform for discussion and socialization, which would allow the exchange of ideas and the identification of new perspectives for the efficient management of the biggest challenges in the field of intellectual property (IP).
The symposium is part of a series of events dedicated to World Intellectual Property Day, this year’s theme being “Intellectual Property and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future”. The event was attended by specialists in intellectual property, representatives of public institutions and authorities with responsibilities in the field of science and innovation, authorized attorneys and counselors in industrial property, inventors, professors, students and representatives of the European Patent Office (EPO), State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania (OSIM), Polytechnic University of Bucharest, etc.
The symposium was opened by the Director General of AGEPI, Eugeniu Rusu, who thanked those present for their involvement and desire to share their experience and expand their horizons of knowledge. The manager of the institution also reiterated the negative effects of piracy, counterfeiting and plagiarism, stressed the benefits of intellectual property and spoke about the importance of supporting authors and inventors.
During the Symposium, 21 papers focusing on intellectual property and related fields were presented. Topics were addressed regarding the protection of IP rights, the developments in the field of intellectual property protection, the enforcement of intellectual property rights and the related regulatory framework; economic aspects, management and use of intellectual property objects, the connection between technology transfer and intellectual property, etc.
At the end of the event, the Deputy Director General of AGEPI, Natalia Mogol, thanked both those who participated with communications during the sessions and those who spoke with comments and debates, encouraging them to continue research and studies in the field of intellectual property.
The papers presented at the Symposium will be published in the next period on the AGEPI website, at the following address: https://agepi.gov.md/ro/content/program_lecturi_2022. Video recordings can be watched on the Agency’s Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/3rIJ58Z