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Intellectual property protection system in Moldova

Intellectual Property in Moldova

1. Moldova general info

Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova is a landlocked state in Eastern Europe located between Romania to the West and Ukraine to the North, East, and South. The capital city is Chisinau. The total land area is 33,851 km2.

International Country Code:  MD

Time zone:    UTC +2                             

Currency:    Moldovan leu (MDL)

See brief information about Patent registration in Moldova (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in Moldova (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Moldova

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Moldova

See brief information about Validation of a European Patent in Moldova

2. IP Legal Base in Moldova

Law on the Protection of Inventions
Law on the Protection of Industrial Designs
Law on the Protection of Trademarks
Law on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights
Law on the Protection of Geographical Indications, Appellations of Origin and Traditional Specialties Guaranteed
Law on the Protection of Plant Varieties
Law on the Protection of Topographies of Integrated Circuits

3. International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Patent Law Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Trademark Law Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Patent Cooperation Treaty

4. Patent Office Contact Details

State Agency on Intellectual Property
24/1, Andrei Doga Str.
Chisinau, MD2024
Phone: (+373-22) 400500
Fax: (+373-22) 440119
Email: office@agepi.gov.md
www.agepi.gov.md

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Moldova are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 26/01/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Moldovan IP Laws

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