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Detailed information related to the European Patent.

Under the agreement between the Government of Moldova and the European Patent Organization the European patents filed either directly or via PCT route on or after November 1, 2015, can be validated in Moldova at the applicant's request, and on payment of the prescribed fee. After validation, the European patent shall have an effect in Moldova on the same conditions as a Moldovan national patent.

  • Translation

Within three months from publication of the grant of the European patent, the patent owner shall furnish the translation of patent specification into Romanian and pay the fee for publication.

  • Validation fees

The fees associated with validation of European patent in Moldova are available in the fee calculator.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For the foreigners, it is necessary to perform European patent validation in Moldova through an agent, registered as Moldovan patent attorney.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 28.02.2023
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Moldovan IP Laws