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Inventions. Overview.


The title of protection of inventions in the Republic of Moldova is the patent for invention.

According to Law no. 50-XVI of 7 March 2008 on the Protection of Inventions, inventions shall be protected by the following titles of protection:

  • patent for invention
  • short-term patent for invention

The right to a patent shall belong to the inventor (inventors) or his successor in title.

The right to a patent for an invention made by an employee shall belong to the entity, unless otherwise provided by the contract concluded between them.

The patent for invention is a title of protection that confers upon the holder the exclusive right to exploit the invention for a period of 20 years.

The short-term patent for invention is a title of protection that confers upon the holder the exclusive right to exploit the invention for a period of six years with the possibility of extending its validity for a period not exceeding four years.

There is no discrimination in terms of patent grant depending on the place of creation of the invention, technological field, on the fact that products are imported or are of indigenous origin.

Requirements for Patentability of Invention

Confidentiality of a Patent Application

Procedure for Issuance of a Patent

Examination of Application

Publication of Application

Publication of the Decision to Grant a Patent

Public Opposition

Issuance of Patent

Maintaining a Patent in Force

Restoration of Time Limits