Government of the Republic of Moldova

STATE AGENCY ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Legislație

General Normative Acts
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1

Constitution of the Republic of Moldova

adopted on July 29, 1994, entered into force on August 27,1994
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2

Law on the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova

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3

Code on Science and Innovation of the Republic of Moldova, No. 259-XV of July 15, 2004

4

Governmental Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 325 of 06.02.2015 regarding the reorganization of the State Enterprise “State Agency on Intellectual Property”

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Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No.489 of March 29, 2008 on the National Commission on Intellectual Property

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Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 880 of 22.11.2012 on National Intellectual Property Strategy until 2020

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Government Decision No. 491 of 08.11.2015 on approval of the Action Plan for 2015-2017 on implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy until 2020

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Special Intellectual Property Laws
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1

Law on the protection of integrated circuit topographies No. 655-XIV

(adopted on October 29, 1999, applicable from January 6, 2000)
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2

Law on protection of industrial designs No. 161-XVI

(adopted on July 12, 2007, applicable from December 1, 2007)
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3

Law on the protection of trademarks No. 38-XVI

(adopted on February 29, 2008, applicable from September 6, 2008)
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Law on the protection of plant varieties No. 39-XVI

(adopted on February 29, 2008, applicable from September 6, 2008)
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Law on the protection of inventions No.50-XVI

(adopted on March 7, 2008, applicable from October 4, 2008)
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Law on the protection of geographical indications, appellations of origin and traditional specialties guaranteed No. 66-XVI

(adopted on March 27, 2008, applicable from October 25, 2008)
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7

Law on copyright and related rights No.139

(adopted on July 2, 2010, applicable from January 1, 2011)
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Law No. 101 on Approval of National Symbols Associated with Protected Geographical Indications, Protected Appellations of Origin and Traditional Specialties Guaranteed

(adopted on 12.06.2014)
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Law No. 162 of 07.30.2015 Amending and Supplementing Certain Legislative Acts (Law on State Tax No.1216-XII of 3 December 1992, Law No.161-XVI of 12 July 2007 on the Protection of Industrial Designs, Law No.38-XVI of 29 February 2008 on the Protection of Trademarks, Law No. 39-XVI of 29 February 2008 on the Protection of Plant Varieties)

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Law No. 160 of 07.30.2015 Amending and Supplementing the Law No. 50 -XVI of 7 March 2008 on the Protection of Inventions

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Regulations on the implementation of special intellectual property laws
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1

Regulation on the implementation of the Law No. 655/1999 on the protection of integrated circuits topographies,

(approved by the Order of the Director General AGEPI No.72 of June 20, 2000)
2

Regulation on the procedure of filing, examination and registration of industrial designs,

(approved by the Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No.1496 of December 29, 2008)
3

Regulation on the procedure of filing and examination of the application, grant and maintenance of patent for a plant variety,

(approved by the Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 295 of April 16, 2009)
4

Regulamentul privind procedura de depunere, examinare si inregistrare a marcilor,

(aprobat prin Hotarirea Guvernului Republicii Moldova nr. 488 din 13.08.2009)
5

Regulation on the procedure of filing and examination of the patent application and grant of patent,

(approved by the Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 528 of September 1, 2009)
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Regulation on the procedure of filing, examination and registration of geographical indications, appellations of origin and traditional specialties guaranteed,

(approved by the Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 610 of July 5, 2010)
7

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No.89 of February 10, 2012

Government Decisions of the Republic of Moldova
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1

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 774 of August 13, 1997 on Fees for Services with Legal Significance in the Field of Protection of Intellectual Property Objects

2

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 933 of September 12, 2000 on awarding the Golden Medal of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) "Outstanding Inventor" and the WIPO Trophy "Innovative Enterprise"

3

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 641 of July 12, 2001 on the minimum tariffs for the author remuneration

4

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 852 of August 16, 2001 on the use of trademarks – state property

5

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 975 of August 15, 2016

6

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 744 of June 20, 2003 for approving the Regulation on production, issue and application of control markings on the copies of works and phonograms and the Regulation on the mode of registration in the State Register of owners of control markings

7

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 783 of June 30, 2003 on intellectual property objects

8

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 1425 of December 2, 2003 on the mode and conditions of permission grant to use the official or historical name of the state in the trademark and industrial design

9

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 1609 of December 31, 2003 on approving the Regulation on intellectual property objects created within the performance of duties

10

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 257 of April 2, 2009 on approving the Regulation of the Appeal Board of the State Agency on Intellectual Property

11

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 644 of July 19, 2010 on appointing competent authorities empowered with attributions and responsibilities related to the products with appellations of origin, geographical indications and traditional specialties guaranteed, and competent authorities responsible of official controls on the conformity of the products

12

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 541 of July 18, 2011 on approving the Regulation on the patent attorneys

13

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 612 of August 12, 2011 on approving the Regulation on the registration of assignment, license, pledge and franchising agreements related to industrial property objects

14

Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 485 of July 5, 2011 on organization and development of the contest for the creation of national symbols ascribed to protected geographical indications, appellations of origin and traditional specialties guaranteed

15

Government Decision No. 184 of 16.04.2015 to approve the Regulation on the organization and functioning of the Commission on mediation in the field of intellectual property and procedure of mediation

16

Government Decision No. 805 of 28.06.2016 to approve the Regulation on Support for Patenting Abroad Inventions and Plant Varieties created in the Republic of Moldova

Other normative acts approved by the Order of Director General AGEPI
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1

Regulation of the Arbitration specialized in the field on industrial property under the State Agency on Intellectual Property,

(approved by the Order of the Director General AGEPI No.92 of July 18, 2003)
2

Regulation on the access to the information held by the AGEPI,

(approved by the Order of Director General AGEPI No.63 of June 2, 2009)
3

The methodology for determining the level of charges for services with legal significance in the protection of intellectual property objects

4

Instruction on controlling the activity of collective rights management organizations

approved by the Order of Director General AGEPI No. 169 of August 22, 2016
5

Annual Transparency Report of the Collective Management Organization

(approved by the Order of the Director General AGEPI No.92 of July 18, 2003)
6

Instruction concerning the control activity of collective management organizations of the patrimonial copyrights and/or related rights

(approved by the Order of the Director General AGEPI No. 204 of October 12, 2017)
Other normative acts
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1

Fiscal Code No. 1163-XIII of April 24, 1997, Art. 12, 28, 71(j), 75(4)a), 103(1) item 7), 111 (1)(e), 1171(5)

2

Customs Code of the Republic of Moldova No. 1149-XIV of July 20, 2000, Art. 1, chapter XII

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Criminal Code of the Republic of Moldova No. 985-XV of April 18, 2002, Art. 185-1, 185-2, 185-3, 246-1, 246-2

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Civil Code of the Republic of Moldova No. 1107-XV of June 6, 2002, Book I – General Provisions (Art. 8(2)e), 21(2)b), Book II – Real Rights (Art. 301, 470 (2) f)), Book III – Obligations (Art. 925(1)d), Art.1171-1178 Franchising, Book V – International Private Law Art.1607)

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Code of Criminal Procedure of the Republic of Moldova No. 122-XV of March 14, 2003 (Special Part), Art. 275 item 6), 276

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Code of Civil Procedure of the Republic of Moldova No. 225-XV of May 30, 2003, Art. 33 (3-1), 85 (1) a) second position, j), 127-1, 127-2, 127-3, 460 (1) j), (2), 33-1

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Broadcasting Code of the Republic of Moldova No.260-XVI of July 27, 2006, Art. 18, 20(1)b)

8

Contravention Code of the Republic of Moldova No. 218-XVI of October 24, 2008, Art. 96-103, 283, 400

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Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 171-XIII of July 6, 94 on trade secret

10

Law on press No. 243-XIII of October 26, 94

11

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 1227-XIII of June 27, 1997 on advertisement

12

Law on culture No. 413-XIV of May 27, 1999

13

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 939-XIV of April 20, 2000 on editorials

14

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 1350-XIV of November 2, 2000 on architecture

15

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 149 of June 29, 2012 on insolvency

16

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 989-XV of April 18, 2002 on evaluation

17

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 1421-XV of October 31, 2002 on theatres, circuses and concerts

18

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 135-XV of March 20, 2003 on folk artistic handicrafts

19

Law of the Republic of Moldova No.322-XV of July 18, 2003 on declaring the Complex “Combinatul de Vinuri” "Cricova" JSC as an object of the cultural national heritage of the Republic of Moldova

20

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 3116 of July 03, 2014 on cinematography

21

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 199-XVI of July 28, 2005 on provision to the goods of the State Enterprise “Combinatul de vinuri de calitate” „Mileştii Mici” the status of object of the national cultural heritage of the Republic of Moldova

22

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 57-XVI of March 10, 2006 on vineyards and wines

23

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 71-XVI of March 22, 2007 on registers

24

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 251-XVI of December 4, 2008 on establishing the cultural and national Reservation „Orheiul Vechi”

25

Decision no. 228 of 23.03.2009 on the Establishment of the Cultural and Natural Reservation “Orheiul Vechi”

26

Law of the Republic of Moldova no. 1459-XV of 14.11.2002 on Distribution of Copies of Works and Phonograms

27

Law no. 183 of 11.07.2012 on Competition

28

Law on the use and protection of Red Cross emblem, No. 673-XIV, 12.11.99

29

Order No. 11 of 01.28.2016 on the approval of the general delimitation of viticultural and wine-making areas of the Republic of Moldova

30

Order No. 12 of 01.28.2016 on the delimitation of viticultural and wine-making geographical areas for the production of wines with protected geographical indication

31

Law No. 837-XIII of 17.05.1996 on Public Associations

International Conventions, Agreements, Treaties
Nr Name PDF Date of signature/adaptation Date of enactment for the first time Date of enactment in RM
1

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

Decision of Parliament No 1328 - XII of 11.03.1993
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=283833 07/14/1967 04/26/1970 12/25/1991
2

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Decision of Parliament No 1328 - XII of 11 March 1993
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=287556 03/20/1883 12/25/1983 03/20/1991
3

Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Decision of Parliament No 1624 - XII of 26 October 1993
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=283529 04/14/1891 04/14/1891 12/25/1991
4

Patent Cooperation Treaty

Decision of Parliament No 1624 - XII of 26 October 1993
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=288637 06/19/1970 01/24/1978 12/25/1991
5

Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Presidential Decree of the Republic of Moldova No. 229 of 30 December 1993
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=283781 04/28/1977 08/19/1980 12/25/1991
6

Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol

Presidential Decree of the Republic of Moldova No. 229 of 30 December 1993
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=287413 09/26/1981 09/25/1982 12/25/1991
7

Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

Presidential Decree of the Republic of Moldova No. 229 of 30 December 1993
http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/registration/hague/ 11/06/1925 11/06/1925 03/14/1994
8

Trademark Law Treaty (TLT)

Parliament Decision No. 614-XIII of 27 October 1995
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=294358 10/27/1994 08/01/1996 08/01/1996
9

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 214-XVI of 23 October 2008
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=290013 03/27/2006 03/27/2006 03/16/2009
10

Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Parliament Decision No. 1252-XIII of 10 July 1997
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=283483 06/28/1989 12/01/1995 12/01/1997
11

Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Parliament Decision No. 1251-XIII of 10 July 1997
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=287437 06/15/1957 06/15/1957 12/01/1997
12

Vienna Agreement Establishing the International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks

Parliament Decision No. 1250-XIII of 10 July 1997
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=294836 06/12/1973 08/09/1985 12/01/1997
13

Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs

Parliament Decision No. 1249-XIII of 10 July 1997
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=285822 10/08/1968 04/27/1971 12/01/1997
14

Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification

Parliament Decision No. 1248-XIII of 10 July 1997
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=291784 03/24/1971 10/07/1975 09/01/1998
15

International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Parliament Decision No. 1355-XIII of 22 October 1997
http://www.upov.int/upovlex/en/conventions/1991/content.html 12/02/1961 08/10/1968 10/28/1998
16

Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 1330-XIV of 27 October 2000
http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/madrid/ 04/14/1891 04/14/1891 07/26/2001
17

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs)

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 218-XV of 01 June 2000
https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/27-trips_01_e.htm 04/15/1994 01/01/1995 07/26/2001
18

Patent Law Treaty (PLT)

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 433-XV of 27 July 2001
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=288773 06/01/2000 04/28/2005 04/28/2005
19

Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 1328-XIV of 27 October 2000
http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/registration/lisbon/ 10/31/1958 10/31/1958 04/05/2001
20

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Parliament Decision No. 511-XIII of 22 June 1995
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=283693 09/09/1886 09/09/1886 11/02/1995
21

Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations

Parliament Decision No. 510-XIII of 22 June 1995
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=289795 10/26/1961 10/26/1961 12/05/1995
22

Universal Copyright Convention, signed in Geneva

Parliament Decision No. 1318-XII of 2 March 1993
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/other_treaties/text.jsp?file_id=172836 09/06/1952 09/16/1955 05/27/1973
23

Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms, signed in Geneva

Parliament Decision No. 796-XIV of 10 February 2000
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=288579 10/29/1971 04/18/1973 07/17/2000
24

WIPO Copyright Treaty, signed in Geneva

Parliament Decision No. 1452-XIII of 28 January 1998
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=295157 12/20/1996 03/06/2002 03/06/2002
25

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, signed in Geneva

Parliament Decision No. 1452-XIII of 28 January 1998
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=295477 12/20/1996 05/20/2002 05/20/2002
26

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 118 of 28 May 2015
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=295838 06/24/2012 05/28/2015
Regional Conventions, Agreements, Treaties
Nr Name PDF Date of signature/adaptation Date of enactment for the first time Date of enactment in RM
1

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the European Patent Organisation on Validation of European Patents (Validation Agreement)

10/16/2013 11/01/2015
2

Agreement between the RM and EU on the Protection of Geographical Indications of Agricultural Products and Foodstuffs

Law of the Republic of Moldova No.317 of December 27, 2012
06/26/2012 04/01/2013
3

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of RM and WIPO on Cooperation in Intellectual Property

Government Decision No.110 of 07 February 2013
10/22/2012 03/14/2013
4

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the Eurasian Patent Organization on the Legal Protection of Inventions in the Republic of Moldova after the denunciation by the Republic of Moldova of the Eurasian Patent Convention

Government Decision No. 618 of 17 August 2012
04/12/2012 04/12/2012 08/17/2012
5

Eurasian Patent Convention (*denunciation took effect on 26 April 2012)

Parliament Decision No. 615-XIII of 27 October 1995
PDF icon eurasian_patent_convention-en.pdf 09/09/1994 08/12/1995 02/16/1996
6

Decision of the CIS Council of Heads of Governments on the Action Plan for Combating Infringements in the Field of Intellectual Property in support of Implementation Stages of the Economic Development Strategy of the Commonwealth of Independent States until 2020

Government Decision No. 120 of 23 February 2012
05/19/2011 05/19/2011 03/02/2012
7

Agreement on the Production of Joint CIS Regional Patent Information Product on CD-ROMs

05/22/2001 05/22/2001 05/22/2001
8

Agreement on Collaboration concerning Legal Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property and Establishment of Interstate Council for Legal Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property

Parliament Decision No. 442 of 16 June 1998
11/19/2010 08/14/2011 09/24/2011
9

Decision of CIS Governments Concerning the Customs Regulations on the passage through the border of goods containing intellectual property objects, signed in Moscow

Government Decision No. 1094 of 19 August 2002
09/28/2001 09/28/2001 08/29/2002
10

Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Protection of Copyright and Neighboring rights, signed in Moscow

Parliament Decision No. 206-XIV of 25 November 1998
09/24/1993 05/06/1995 04/09/1999
11

Agreement on Measures to Prevent and Terminate the Use of False Trademarks and Geographical Indications in the CIS Member States

Government Decision No. 1332 of 3 December 2001
06/04/1999 06/04/1999 01/03/2002
12

Agreement on Mutual Securing of Interstate Secrets in the Filed of Legal Protection of Inventions

Government Decision No. 1331 of 3 December 2001
06/04/1999 01/31/2000 01/03/2002