The training course “Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. Actions to Be Initiated in the Courts”, organized by the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for judges and judicial assistants from the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) trained in the continuous training process conducted by the NIJ, is held on December 14, 2018.
The training course aims at enhancing the knowledge of representatives of the Moldovan justice sector on the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the context of examination of intellectual property-related disputes.
In the opening, AGEPI Director General Lilia Bolocan mentioned that training people in the judicial system in the field of intellectual property is extremely important for the proper examination of disputes related to this area.
The course deals with national and international regulations in the field of intellectual property, the limit of rights, exceptions to protection, reasons invoked in the petition for the lawsuit and the specifics of the examination, counterfeiting and infringement of intellectual property rights, case studies, etc.
This course is part of the list of joint activities planned by AGEPI and NIJ, based on the Memorandum of Cooperation signed on April 12, 2013, which requires the promotion of knowledge about the national system of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights among employees in the justice sector of the Republic of Moldova. Thus, within the activities stipulated in the Memorandum of Cooperation, the two institutions organize annually training seminars in the field, including by inviting experts and specialists from abroad.