On 28 January 2015, within the premises of AGEPI, was held the festive meeting of handing the certificates of graduation from the training courses “Protection of Intellectual Property”, held during September 22 to December 12, 2014.
The training courses are organized annually by AGEPI and are aimed at informing, training, improving the skills and advanced training of the staff in the field of intellectual property. Upon completion of courses graduates are offered the qualification “Counselor in Intellectual Property”.
For the current edition of the courses have signed up 22 persons, 16 of which have obtained the qualification “Counselor in Intellectual Property”. Among the new counselors are both specialists from AGEPI, as well as from research and higher education institutions, enterprises, public institutions and authorities of the republic, among which we should mention the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry, State Commission for Variety Testing, Ministry of Health, Material Reserves Agency, Competition Council, Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer, etc.
In her speech, Lilia Bolocan, Director General of AGEPI, congratulated the graduates on completion of the courses and obtaining a new qualification, wishing them success in their work of counseling and promotion of intellectual property objects. In this context, a discussion was started, which was aimed at getting the feed-back from graduates about the content of courses studied, ways to improve them, and course attendees opinion on AGEPI intention to launch an online learning platform in these courses. In turn, graduates, wished to remark the professionalism of lecturers, the quality of teaching, the need and importance of intellectual property knowledge acquired in courses in their professional activity, agreeing to strengthen future cooperation with AGEPI.
The curriculum of training courses included nine subjects in the field of IP protection: (Introduction to Intellectual Property, Industrial Property Law; Trademarks; Geographical Indications, Appellations of Origin and Traditional Specialties Guaranteed; Industrial Designs; Inventions; Plant Varieties; Copyright and Related Rights; Economy and Evaluation of Intellectual Property) with a total number of 168 hours.