Contest for Young People in the Field of Intellectual Property


The State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), in partnership with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova, State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania (OSIM) and Romanian Office for Copyright (ORDA) announces the launch of a Contest in the Field of Intellectual Property for Young People.

Young people from the Republic of Moldova and Romania who study in the general, 9th - 12th grade, vocational, secondary and post-secondary vocational education institutions, can participate in the competition.

The aim of the contest is to promote the intellectual property system, to raise awareness of young people of counterfeiting and piracy phenomena, to develop skills and competitive spirit, to create a communication environment among young people interested in the field of intellectual property and to encourage the exchange of opinions and experience.

The contest takes place in three stages, as follows:

  • stage I: 31 May  - 30 June 2017;
  • stage II: 1 July - 31 July 2017;
  • stage III (final): 1 August - 1 September 2017.

During the first stage of the Contest, all participants will be admitted, who will register online at, by June 30.

During the second stage, the participants will answer a number of questions in the field of intellectual property. The list of questions will be available at, only for those who have been admitted after the first stage of the Contest.

The participants who will pass the final stage of the Contest will prepare a communication in the field of intellectual property. Subsequently, communications will be uploaded on the application, by the deadline that will be indicated by the organizers within the application. The finalists will develop the communication in a more interactive way (examples: Power Point presentation, play, interview, movie, study, drawing, etc.), the maximum duration being 30 minutes. The papers presented by pupils will be evaluated by the representatives of the partners, members of the Organizing Committee.

All participants of stage III of the Contest will receive participation diplomas and promotional materials from AGEPI and its partners. At the same time, they will benefit, depending on the country of origin (Romania, Republic of Moldova), of mutual visits to the intellectual property offices (AGEPI, OSIM, ORDA).

The winners of the Contest will benefit from the following awards:

  • 1st prize – a diploma of mention and 5000 lei;
  • 2nd prize – a diploma of mention and 3000 lei;
  • 3rd prize – a diploma of mention and 2000 lei.

Prizes and diplomas will be handed over by the Organizing Committee in the framework of an award ceremony.