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  • International Country Code:

    MD
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +02:00
  • Currency:

    Moldovan leu (MDL)

Industrial Design registration in Moldova

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing the industrial design application in Moldova as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing a design application in Moldova

The term for filing an industrial design application with priority claim in Moldova is six months from the priority date.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Moldova

To obtain a filing date, an industrial design application should contain:
- a request to grant a patent containing information about the applicant;
- pictures of the industrial design.

  • Multiple design applications

Filing multiple design applications is possible in Moldova.

  • Priority document

A document confirming the legitimacy of the priority claim together with its translation into the Romanian language should be submitted within three months from the filing date of the design application.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A simply signed Power of Attorney is required in case the applicant is a natural person, while for legal entities it should be signed and stamped. The PoA should be provided simultaneously with filing or within three months from the filing date.

  • Examination of a design application in Moldova

Substantive examination of an industrial design application in Moldova should be requested simultaneously with the filing of the application.

  • Novelty grace period

The disclosure of information about an industrial design by the author is not taken into account if it occurred within 12 months prior to the date of filing of the application or, if priority is claimed, prior to the date of priority.

  • Grant and validity term

The official fees for granting must be paid within three months from the date of receipt of Notice of Allowance. A registered industrial design shall be protected for five years counting from the filing date of the application. The validity of a registration certificate may be extended 4 times each time for 5 years, up to a maximum validity term of 25 years starting from the filing date of the application.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreigners, it is obligatory to perform the patent prosecution in Moldova through an agent, a registered Moldovan patent attorney.

  • What can be registered

The appearance of a product or its part, in particular, created from lines, contours, colours, shapes, texture and/or material of the product and/or its ornaments can be protected as an industrial design in Moldova.

  • Note

Online Search Databases: Moldovan Industrial Designs, International Designs.

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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