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Intellectual property in Romania

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) is the government agency that is responsible for the registration and protection of patents, trademarks and industrial designs. The Romanian Office for Copyright (ORDA) is the government agency that is responsible for the registration and protection of copyrights.
Regional Organisations
For the protection of patents: the European Patent Office
To control trademarks, designs and models: the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market
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. 64/1991
validity period of  20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Law No. 84/1998 on trademarks and geographical indications
Validity period of 10 years


Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Law on Design No. 49/1992 (Design Law)
5 years renewable  
Law No. 8 of March 14, 1996 on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (amended in 2006)
50 years Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Law on Design No. 49/1992 (Design Law)

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