The judging of the works for the final stage and the award ceremony of the winners of the Contest in the Field of Intellectual Property for Young People, organized by the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks in Romania (OSIM) and the Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA) was held on November 23. The event was attended by the participants in the contest, the leadership and specialists of AGEPI, as well as representatives of the institutions partner in the organization of the Contest: Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova and OSIM.
In accordance with the Contest Regulation, six participants who have passed the final stage, prepared and presented to the Organizing Committee, in a special interactive way, a communication in the field of intellectual property. After the presentation of the papers, the jury members decided on the winners of the Contest in the Field of Intellectual Property for Young People, third edition.
Thus, Nicoleta Lisevici, a 10th grade pupil at “Mihai Eminescu” Theoretical Lyceum in Leova, ranked first. In the final stage, Nicoleta impressed the jury with a presentation entitled “Piracy and Plagiarism Kills Creativity”.
Second ranked Camelia Irodoi, an 11th grade pupil at “B.P. Hasdeu” Theoretical Lyceum in the village of Cotova, Drochia district, who presented the communication with the main title “Impact of Industrial Design on Consumer Behavior”.
Ioana Cervac, a 12th grade pupil at “Mihai Eminescu” Theoretical Lyceum in Donduseni ranked third. She presented in front of the jury the paper entitled “The Importance of Trademarks in Everyday Life”.
All participants in the final stage of the Contest received monetary prizes, participation diplomas and promotional materials.
Finally, AGEPI Interim Director General, Andrei Popa, addressed to all the participants in the Contest a word of thanks for their involvement, appreciating the works presented as creative and interesting. “Through this Contest we set ourselves as an object to promote the intellectual property system, to raise awareness of young people on counterfeiting and piracy phenomena, to develop skills and competitive spirit, to create a communication environment among young people passionate about the field of intellectual property and to encourage the exchange of opinions and experience”, stressed Andrei Popa.
Words of encouragement for the participants in the Contest also addressed the guests present in the hall.
The Contest in the Field of Intellectual Property for Young People took place in the period May - September 2019, in three stages. In the first stage of the Contest, all 17 participants, who have registered online, were admitted. In the second phase, the participants answered a series of questions in the field of intellectual property, asked by the organizers. In the third stage were admitted six participants, who prepared and presented a communication in the field of intellectual property.