On 5 August this year, the Government approved the Action Plan for 2015-2017 on the implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy until 2020, previously approved by Government Decision no. 880 of 11.22.2012.
The draft Action Plan was prepared by the State Agency on Intellectual Property, as the authority with basic responsibilities under the national system of intellectual property, with the support and involvement of 26 partner institutions covered in the Strategy.
This plan represents the second stage of the implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy and is focused on the implementation of mechanisms and programs developed in the previous stage, promotion of intellectual property management, innovation capacity building of research institutions, of the role of intellectual property in the functioning of small and medium-sized enterprises, use of practical modalities of registration and protection of geographical indications and appellations of origin, organization of concerted anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting actions. The Action Plan for 2015-2017 is a continuation of the previous plan both at the conceptual and structural level.
Given the complex and multifunctional nature of intellectual property and its involvement in all areas of economic, scientific, cultural and social life of the country, the structure of the Plan reflects the overall and specific objectives of the Strategy, sets out the actions necessary to achieve the objectives, the deadlines, the responsible authorities, the expected results of the implementation, etc.
The results of performance by the ministries and institutions concerned of the actions specified in the Action Plan for 2015-2017 are supposed to be reflected by AGEPI in the consolidated monitoring report, which will be approved by the National Commission on Intellectual Property and submitted to the Government of the Republic of Moldova. As a result, it will be developed and approved the Action Plan for 2018-2020, which will be the final stage of implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy.