Professors in Lyceums Will Be Trained in the Field of Intellectual Property

06/08/2017

The State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) organizes the first training course for professors in lyceums in the field of intellectual property. This course aims to train the teaching staff that will be involved in teaching the new optional discipline “Introduction to Intellectual Property”.

The course will be held in the second half of August, over five days, with a total of 30 academic hours. The theoretical and applicative problems of the elaboration and protection of intellectual creations, the constantly increasing role of these creations in the economic, cultural and social development, as well as the need to combat the phenomena of counterfeiting and piracy will be addressed during the training course. Upon completion of the course, the professors will receive certificates of participation and informative materials in the field of protection and exploitation of intellectual property, normative acts regulating the activity in the field, etc.

The lessons will be held at AGEPI (Chisinau, 24/1, Andrei Doga str.). The availability of professors’ participation in the training course in the field of intellectual property is to be confirmed by 10 August this year, at the following e-mail address: seminare@agepi.gov.md, or by phone 022/400-620, 022/400-660, 022/400-661.

The Curriculum for the optional course “Introduction to Intellectual Property” was examined by the National Council for Curriculum and approved by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova in April this year.

The curriculum was initiated by AGEPI in 2016 and was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova, based on the Cooperation Agreement between the two institutions, signed on April 26, 2016.

The aim of the discipline is to promote knowledge in the field of intellectual property among pupils in the educational institutions of the Republic of Moldova, to develop practical skills in the field, but also to raise pupils’ awareness of the importance of enforcement of intellectual property rights and the negative impact of counterfeiting and piracy phenomena.