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Intellectual property in Moldova

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI).
Regional Organisations
Charter of the Commonwealth of Independent States (Charter on Intellectual property).
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Law No.461/1995
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Law on Trademarks and Designations of Origin No. 588-XIII
10 years Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Law on protection of Industrial Designs No.991/1996
5 years  
Copyright Law Law No.293-XIII
During the life of the author and up to 50 years after his/her death WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Law on the protection of Industrial Designs No. 991-XIII
5 years  

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