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Intellectual property protection in Romania

Intellectual Property in Romania

1. Romania general info

Romania is a country located at the intersection of Central and Southeastern Europe, bordering on the Black Sea. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the West, Ukraine and Moldova to the Northeast and East, and Bulgaria to the South. Romania is the ninth largest country in the European Union by area and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with more than 19 million people. Romania is divided into 41 counties and the municipality of Bucharest. Each county is administered by a county council, responsible for local affairs, as well as a prefect responsible for the administration of national affairs at the county level.

International Country Code:  RO

Time zone:      UTC+3                             

Currency:    Romanian leu (ROL)

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

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

See brief information about Trademark registration in Romania

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Romania

See brief information about European Patent validation in Romania

2. IP Legal Base in Romania

Law on Patents
Law on Utility Models
Law on the Protection of Designs
Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications
Law on the Protection of New Plant Varieties
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights
Law on the Protection of Topographies of Semiconductor Products

3. International organizations/agreements

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

4. Patent Office Contact Details

State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM)
Bucharest, 5 Ion Ghica
030044
Phone: +4021-306-08-00
Fax: +4021-3123819
Email: office@osim.ro

www.osim.ro

5. IP registration costs

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


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Cabinet Enpora on 05/04/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Romanian IP Laws.

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