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EPO, Moldova Sign Agreement on Validation of European Patents

28-Nov-2013 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 6358
Prepared by: Jelena Jankovic

CHISINAU - The European Patent Office (EPO) and the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI) signed an agreement on October 16, under which applicants will be able to validate their European patent applications and granted patents in Moldova, even though Moldova is not a contracting state to the European Patent Convention.

Under the agreement, European applications and patents validated in Moldova will have the same legal effects as Moldovan national patents and will be subject to Moldovan law.

Moldova still needs to approve the agreement and pass the implementing legislation.




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