A New List of Symbols whose Protection was Requested under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention

10/11/2018

On September 28, 2018, the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published the list of symbols, the protection of which was requested under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

If you consider that extending the protection to one of the notified signs may prejudice the rights in respect of a previous trademark or other intellectual property right, you can file an objection to this.

Objections regarding the protection of any of these signs must be filed with AGEPI within 12 months from the date of publication (until September 28, 2019). The formulated objections shall be filed free of charge, in writing, in the state language.

For more information, please contact us at tel. no.: 022-400-530, or to the e-mail address simion.levitchi@agepi.gov.md.

Article 6ter of the Paris Convention establishes the legal instrument that protects the official signs of the States party to the Paris Convention as well as the names and emblems of international intergovernmental organizations against their unauthorized registration or imitations from a heraldic point of view as trademarks.

More details can be found here: http://www.wipo.int/ipdl/en/6ter/search-struct.jsp.