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30/04/2020 | Information

AGEPI presents the Annual Activity Report for 2019

The State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) announces the launch of the Annual Report, which reflects the complex and multilateral activity of the institution during 2019. The current edition covers statistical and analytical data on the results obtained in 2019, presented in an attractive... Read more
29/04/2020 | Information

A new list of symbols whose protection was requested under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention

The International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published, on March 31, 2020, the list of symbols, the protection of which was requested under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. If you consider that extending protection to... Read more
23/04/2020 | Information

WIPO Has Launched a New Search Facility in the PATENTSCOPE Database

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched on April 20 a new search facility in the global patent database, PATENTSCOPE, to facilitate the location and retrieval of information contained in published patent documents that may be useful for inventors developing new technologies... Read more
22/04/2020 | Information

Press Release on the Suspension, During the State of Emergency Instituted According to the Parliament Decision No. 55 of 17.03.2020, of the Time Limits Applicable to the Procedures before AGEPI

In order to provide the applicants, holders of intellectual property objects, as well as other interested persons with additional guidance on the application of the suspension, announced according to the AGEPI Press Release of 19 March 2020 issued in the context of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-... Read more
13/04/2020 | Information

Action of Solidarity with Medical Workers in the Fight against COVID-19

In the period that the whole humanity is currently going through, no one can remain indifferent to all those who put their lives in danger in the fight against the new type coronavirus COVID-19. The State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) supports the fund-raising campaign for the fight... Read more
06/04/2020 | Information

The State Agency for Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova informs about closing its business for the period 07 – 17 April 2020

In accordance with the Decision of the Commission for Exceptional Situations of the Republic of Moldova no. 14 of April 6, 2020, declaring the period from April 7 to April 17, 2020, as rest days for all public sector institutions, the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova... Read more
06/04/2020 | Information

Australia joins TMview

As of 06 April 2020, IP Australia has made its trademark data available to the TMview search tool. With IP Australia on board of TMview, the tool now contains data from 74 participating offices. With the addition of more than 1,6 million trademarks from IP Australia, TMview provides information and... Read more
31/03/2020 | Information

Transmission of paper documents to and from the International Bureau during the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the operations of the International Bureau and of postal systems worldwide, the International Bureau, also in its function as receiving Office, has suspended the sending of PCT documents (e.g. PCT Forms, letters) on paper. Until further notice, the... Read more
27/03/2020 | Information

AGEPI announces about the prolongation of the special activity regime established during the state of emergency declared in the Republic of Moldova

In the context of the Decision of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova no.55 from 17.0 3.2020 on declaring the state of emergency throughout the territory of the Republic of Moldova, between March 17 and May 15, 2020, having regard to the Dispositions of the Commission for Exceptional... Read more
27/03/2020 | Information

The State Agency for Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova informs about closing its business for the period March 30 - April 3, 2020

In accordance with the Decision of the Commission for Exceptional Situations of the Republic of Moldova no. 6 of March 26, 2020, declaring the period between March 30 and April 3, 2020, as rest days for all public sector institutions (except the ones dealing with coronavirus crises) , the State... Read more
25/03/2020 | Information

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 March 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak

In view of the problems caused by the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, attention is drawn to the general legal remedies provided for under the European Patent Convention (EPC) and under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in cases of non-observance of time limits and, in particular, to the... Read more
25/03/2020 | Information

WIPO Press Release in the Context of COVID-19 regarding the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) System

Covid‑19 Pandemic: International Bureau and International Bureau as Receiving Office Remain Open for the Purposes of Filing and Processing of PCT Applications As from 17 March 2020, WIPO put in place remote working arrangements for most of its staff. As a result, the International Bureau (IB) and... Read more
24/03/2020 | Information

WIPO Press Release in the Context of COVID-19 regarding the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Remedies Available Against Failure to Meet a Time Limit Under the Madrid System and Extension of Time Limits in Case of Closure 1. The International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is mindful that possible disruptions might negatively affect users of the Madrid System... Read more
24/03/2020 | Information

WIPO Press Release in the Context of COVID-19 regarding the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

Remedies Available in Case of Failure to Meet a Time Limit and Extension of Time Limits in Case of Closure 1. Mindful of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reminds users of the Hague System of remedies... Read more
23/03/2020 | Information

The Republic of Moldova joins the Madrid eFiling Platform for International Registration of Marks

Starting with March 23, 2020, the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI) offers access to the online service for filing Madrid e-Filing applications to trademark applicants. Thus, the Republic of Moldova becomes the first country in south-east Europe to offer the... Read more

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