From 1 January 2013, to AGEPI may be submitted in electronic format IPO registration/patent applications and related documents, using the electronic signature.
Electronic submission of IPO applications and related documents, using the electronic signature, provides the ability to use modern, rapid and efficient technologies that enable automation of the procedure for preparation, completion, control and submission of IPO protection applications.
Thus, applications and related documents should be submitted in electronic format to: http://e-servicii.agepi.gov.md/. To register in the system, you must create a new user account and open a new user profile, and then you must complete the fields in the user profile and follow the instructions to activate the user account.
Upon registration in the system, User accepts the requirements stated in the Agreement for Use of the Service “Online Submission of IPO Applications”, governing the relations between AGEPI and Service User.
From the moment of identification by the system, the Personal Desktop (PD) will be opened to the applicant. After logging in the system, in the Help menu can be viewed the “User’s Guide” and “Guide to the Completion of IPO Applications”.
The date and time of receipt of the applications and related documents by AGEPI are considered those registered by the AGEPI server. Acceptance of submitted applications is made nonstop (24/24 hours, 7/7 days).
Online payment of fees may be made under the working program of AGEPI: Monday-Friday, from 8.00 to 16.30 or the next working day, if the reception is outside the above mentioned intervals.
The advantages of the new service include the exclusion of the need of applicants and patent attorneys to travel to AGEPI for submission of applications (documents); reduction of financial costs and time required for correspondence with AGEPI by mail.
Therefore, implementation of the service for Online submission of OPI applications and related documents will determine the transition to the next IT development level similar to that in other European intellectual property offices.
We should note with satisfaction that AGEPI has already received the first application for registration of a trademark filed Online, applicant being the Company “Moldcell”.
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