In the period 17-19 November this year, in the city of Brussels, Belgium, was held the 65th edition of the International Exhibition of Inventions, Research and New Technologies “Brussels Innova 2016”.
Hundreds of visitors came to admire the products presented by inventors from Belgium, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Mexico, Iran, Croatia, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Ivory Coast.
During the event, there were exhibited more than 155 inventions in fields such as medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, mechanics, engines, machine tools, industrial processes, security, materials and commercial, industrial and office equipment, etc.
State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) participated in the Exhibition with an information stand, in which were offered information and consultations on the national intellectual property system. It was also promoted the system of validating European patents in the Republic of Moldova, among inventors in other countries, since late last year, precisely on November 1, entered into force the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the European Patent Organization on Validation of European Patents. Thus, according to the Agreement, beginning with 1 November 2015, the inventors can validate their European patent applications in our country, enjoying the same rights and legal protection as national patents issued in the Republic of Moldova.
Also, AGEPI specialists have launched the invitation of participation in the International Specialized Exhibition “INFOINVENT”, fifteenth edition, which will take place in November 2017.
On the stand were exhibited inventions of Moldovan inventors from the academic and university institutions. The inventions presented were appreciated by the international jury with gold and silver medals and the Merit of the Kingdom of Belgium in the rank of Grand Officer and the European merit.
Traditionally, AGEPI has selected and mentioned with distinctions and diplomas 3 of the most interesting inventions presented in the exhibition by groups of inventors from Belgium, Romania, and Poland.
At the same time, AGEPI was rewarded with the diploma of excellence from the International Exhibition “Brussels Innova 2016” and diploma of excellence and medal from Romania for its contribution to promoting intellectual property.
The Exhibition program also included an International Conference on Intellectual Property, organized by the International Exhibition “Brussels Innova 2016”.