European patents to cover Moldova

23.10.2015
As Moldova is no longer party to the Eurasian Patent Convention, so far the only possible course of seeking patent protection in Moldova has been through a national application, either by filing an international patent application and designating Moldova or by filing a national application directly.

However, under the agreement with the European Patent Office (EPO) on the validation of European patents in Moldova, any European patent application filed on or after 1 November 2015 can be validated in Moldova once the patent has been granted by the EPO. To this end, Moldova must be designated in the European patent application, and after the European patent has been granted, it must be validated with the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova.

 

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