On May 2 this year, the meeting of the National Commission on Intellectual Property (CNPI) took place.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the specialized central bodies of the public administration, law enforcement and control authorities, responsible for the protection of intellectual property rights, as well as representatives of non-commercial organizations in the field of intellectual property, members of the NCIP, including specialists within them.
During the meeting were examined subjects focused on strengthening and developing the intellectual property protection system.
Increased attention was paid to the review and approval of the Consolidated Monitoring Report on the implementation of the Action Plan for the years 2015-2017 on the implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy until 2020 (2016 reporting period), presented by Octavian Apostol, Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI).
Also, the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Customs Service, Prosecutor General’s Office and Consumer Protection Agency presented information regarding the current situation registered in the field of enforcement of intellectual property rights in the Republic of Moldova, as well as constructive proposals in this respect.
A priority for the members of the Commission was also the approach, during the meeting, to the actions taken by the authorities to develop the system of protection of geographical indications, appellations of origin and traditional specialties guaranteed in the Republic of Moldova, as well as the progress made in this respect. In this context, Octavian Apostol stressed the need to further strengthen and develop the system of protection of geographical indications, appellations of origin and traditional specialties guaranteed, as supported by the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry and the Ministry of Culture.
Special attention was also paid to the copyright and related rights management system in the Republic of Moldova, being presented the mode of functioning of the system as well as the developments in this field as a result of the actions undertaken by AGEPI.
At the same time, the members of the Commission were informed about the implementation of the Technical Assistance Project “Support to Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights” in the Republic of Moldova, as well as about the conduct of the contest “Trademark of the Year 2016” organized by AGEPI in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova.
More information about the National Commission on Intellectual Property can be accessed at: http://agepi.gov.md/en/services/national-ip-commission.