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15/12/2016 | Information

Latest Developments in the Functioning of the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

In the framework of the 50th session of the Madrid Union convened by the General Assembly of WIPO Member States during the period 3-11 October 2016, there were taken several strategic decisions with regard to the evolution of the Madrid System. Besides the historic decision to freeze the Madrid... Read more
05/09/2016 | Information

New Mechanisms to support Patenting of Inventions and Plant Varieties Abroad

In conditions of transition to the innovative model of economic growth based on use of intellectual creation products, namely inventions and plant varieties, significantly increases the role of their legal protection, including by their patenting both in the country of origin and abroad. Thus,... Read more
10/08/2016 | Information

Franchising, an Advantageous Solution for Business Development

Franchising is a business development strategy, a form of commerce that connects a franchisor, owner of a trademark and holder of know-how, and an independent trader who is called franchisee. For the owner, franchising is a way to expand the business, and for the franchisee it is an opportunity to... Read more
20/06/2016 | Information

EU Association Agreement with the Republic of Moldova will enter into force on 1 July this year

The decision on entry into force of the EU Association Agreements with the Republic of Moldova, beginning with 1 July, was approved at the seventh ministerial meeting of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) of May 23, 2016. Thus, the General Secretariat of the EU Council, as depository of the Association... Read more
06/06/2016 | Information

Update on Implementation of the New Madrid IT System (MIRIS)

On March 23, 2016, the International Bureau (IB) deployed the Madrid International Registrations Information System (MIRIS) - a modern IT platform, designed to support the ongoing operational needs of the Madrid System and to reinforce online services for users. Initially, it was anticipated that... Read more
19/05/2016 | Information

Hemp – A Contradictory Trademark Name

Often, people who want to register a trademark choose rather eccentric names, which do not always bring plausible results. A trademark of its kind is the figurative trademark , filed for registration through the international route, by a Swiss applicant for cosmetics, coffee, alcoholic drinks and... Read more
18/05/2016 | Information

Protection of External Appearance of Foodstuffs

A well-known quote says that first it is “eaten with the eyes”. The original, attractive external appearance of foodstuffs creates preconditions to contribute creatively in a sector that is constantly growing and developing. A foodstuff with a new and original design helps to differentiate it from... Read more
28/04/2016 | Information

The Significance and Recognition of Trademarks Notoriety in the Republic of Moldova

It is unimaginable, today, a world without trademarks, a world in which goods that surround us can be easily identified when we want to purchase them. Attachment to products and services is made through trademarks and quite often, it leads to individualization of trademark which, over time, can... Read more
28/03/2016 | Information

Top Applicants for International Trademark Registration Applications

The number of international trademark registration applications filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) under the Madrid System grew by 2.9%, reaching a record figure of 49,273 applications in 2015. Applications received from Australia and the United States constitute 90% of... Read more
05/02/2016 | Information

Doina Sulac has the most Applications for Registration of Objects protected by Copyright and Related Rights

The top of authors who submitted the most applications for registration of works with the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) is opened by Doina Sulac. The singer filed 45 applications for registration of musical works, mostly transmitted by inheritance from her father. The silver medal... Read more
29/01/2016 | Information

The Significance and Importance of Symbols that are found in Trademarks

Often we find the presence of symbols ® , TM or SM alongside reproductions, but we do not know their meaning. In fact, they show whether the trademark is registered or not. In accordance with Article 9(4) of the Law on the Protection of Trademarks, a trademark owner may place alongside a trademark... Read more
28/01/2016 | Information

What is franchising and which are the companies operating under this system in the Republic of Moldova

Franchising is a business development strategy, a form of commerce that connects a franchisor owner of a trademark and a trader - francisee. For the owner, the franchising is a way to expand the business and for the franchisee is an opportunity to open and operate under a recognized trademark... Read more
20/01/2016 | Information

Use of the Hague System by citizens of the Republic of Moldova

The benefits of the Hague Agreement for design protection in other countries are also used by citizens of the Republic of Moldova. Priority areas for protection sought by the Moldovan creators abroad are articles of furniture; packages and containers for transportation or storage of goods and... Read more
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