Actions under the Twinning Project “Support to Implementation and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the Republic of Moldova”


In the period from 19 to 21 March 2012, in the context of implementation of the Twinning Project “Support to Implementation and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the Republic of Moldova”, will be held 3 workshops dedicated to geographical indications and benefits offered by their registration, intended for both AGEPI specialists and representatives of institutions responsible for the protection of geographical indications, groups of producers from the Republic of Moldova. The first workshop will be held on March 19 in Edinet, the second - on 20 March in Chisinau and the third - on March 21 in Comrat. Actions in the territory are organized in collaboration with the affiliated branches of the Chamber of Commerce from Edinet and ATU Gagauzia.

Workshops will be conducted with the support of European experts - Valerie Keller, Manager of Project “Development or Evolution of Geographical Indications”, National Institute of Origin and Quality of France (INAO), Dariusz Goszczynski, Deputy Director of Rural Development Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Poland, - and of AGEPI specialists.

Participants will be familiarized with the general aspects and perspectives of the system of protection of geographical indications and with the practical procedure for registration of geographical indications, appellations of origin and traditional specialties guaranteed.

In the period of 20-23 March this year, in the context of implementation of Component 2 of the Twinning Project, in Chisinau will be held the “Seminar on Protection of Intellectual Property Rights”, organized jointly with the National Institute of Justice. Opening of the Seminar will be held at 9.00, in the National Institute of Justice.

The seminar will be moderated by European experts Jens Feilberg, judge, former President of the Maritime and Commercial Court, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Monica Pop, Chief Prosecutor, Service for Coordination of Activity of the Public Ministry in the field of IP Rights, Romania. The seminar will be attended by judges and experts from the Customs Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Prosecutor General’s Office, AGEPI.

Within the framework of the Seminar will be discussed topics focused on intellectual property rights (IPR), including: community civil legislation on protection of IPR; application of national legislation in examining IPR civil cases; IPR civil cases; appreciation of civil evidence and remedies in the field; the impact of IPR offences on society; collaboration of authorities and institutions responsible for IPR enforcement: Police, Customs Service, and right holders, etc.