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27/12/2017 | Information

A New Edition of the International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks (Vienna Classification)

By Order of the Director General of AGEPI No. 252 of 11 December 2017 on the application of the eighth edition of the Vienna Classification issued pursuant to the Decision of the Committee of Experts of the Vienna Union on the International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks (... Read more
23/10/2017 | Information

AGEPI joined the TMclass Search Tool

Starting with October 23, 2017, the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) joined the TMclass search tool provided by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). TMclass includes access to databases of the European Union’s national intellectual property offices and other major... Read more
15/09/2017 | Information

The Registration Deadline for the International Specialized Exhibition “INFOINVENT” was extended

The State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) announces the extension of the registration deadline for the International Specialized Exhibition “INFOINVENT” until October 2, 2017. The event will be held from 15 to 8 November, at the International Exhibition Center “MOLDEXPO”. The Exhibition “... Read more
11/09/2017 | Information

AGEPI published Two Jubilee Brochures

The State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) published two jubilee brochures on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the institution and the creation of the national intellectual property system. The matter is about the “25 Pages from the History of the National... Read more
07/07/2017 | Information

Simplified Procedure for Changing the Organizational - Legal Form of the Holder of the International Trademark Registration

Starting July 1, the procedure for changing the organizational - legal form of the holder of the international trademark registration was simplified. These changes were adopted by the Madrid Union Assembly during its fiftieth session in 2016. Thus, the holder of an international trademark... Read more
08/06/2017 | Information

Professors in Lyceums Will Be Trained in the Field of Intellectual Property

The State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) organizes the first training course for professors in lyceums in the field of intellectual property. This course aims to train the teaching staff that will be involved in teaching the new optional discipline “Introduction to Intellectual Property”... Read more
12/04/2017 | Information

Economic Agents of the Republic of Moldova protect Their Trademarks in 87 States

In 2016, economic agents of the Republic of Moldova opted for international trademark protection through the Madrid System in 87 countries, a higher number than in 2015 (60 states). The most frequent were designated the following countries: Romania in 40 applications, Ukraine and the Russian... Read more
07/04/2017 | Information

WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Hit Record in 2016

Trademark owners filed an all-time record 3,036 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO in 2016, an increase of 10% over the previous year. This phenomenon, known as cybersquatting, is due to over 1,200 new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) now operational... Read more
03/04/2017 | Information

Lidl and Apple Filed Most Applications for the Registration of Trademarks in the Republic of Moldova, in 2016

In the Republic of Moldova, trademarks are on top of industrial property objects for which protection is sought. During 2016, AGEPI received 4,478 applications for the registration of trademarks, including 1,968 (44%) came by the national route and 2,510 (56%) – by the international route. At the... Read more
29/03/2017 | Information

AGEPI invites you to attend the International Exhibition “INFOINVENT-2017”

During the period 15-18 November 2017, the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) organizes the fifteenth edition of the International Specialized Exhibition “INFOINVENT”. The event will take place at the International Exhibition Center “MOLDEXPO”, organized in partnership with the Academy... Read more
14/03/2017 | Information

3 Copyright Objects that Your Company Owns and Can Protect

What is copyright? Copyright is a legal term used to describe the rights the creators hold on their literary, artistic or scientific works. Works protected by copyright and related rights, range from novels, poetry, music, pictures and movies, to computer programs, databases, technical drawings,... Read more
09/03/2017 | Information

Top 10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Counterfeiting and Piracy

Counterfeiting and piracy cost the U.S. economy between $200 billion and $250 billion per year, are responsible for the loss of 750,000 jobs, and pose a threat to health and safety. From DVDs and CDs, shampoo, and batteries to car parts, prescription drugs and electrical equipment, every product in... Read more
03/03/2017 | Information

The Interest of Foreign Applicants in Moldova Is Growing

More and more foreign applicants show interest in validation of European patents in Moldova. In all, 15 legal entities, of those who had filed a patent application with the European Patent Office (EPO) and checked that also want to validate their patents in the Republic of Moldova, have already... Read more
01/02/2017 | Information

Hague Guide for Users Revision

In January 2017, took place the latest revision of the Hague Guide for users (Guide to the International Registration of Industrial Designs). The information was published on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website. The revision was made in the context of amendments made to the... Read more
27/01/2017 | Information

World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2017

Every year, on April 26, is marked the World Intellectual Property Day to learn more about the role of intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) in encouraging innovation and creativity. World Intellectual Property Day theme in 2017 is: Innovation - Improving... Read more
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