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The European Union provides Support to Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the Republic of Moldova


Improvement of the way of application of the law on intellectual property rights in the Republic of Moldova, effective communication and coordination between institutions involved in the implementation of regulations in the field, development of an information system that will facilitate the rapid exchange of information are just a few major goals of the Project “Support to Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights”, to be implemented with the assistance of the European Union, starting next year.

The main aspects of the Project were discussed on 9 December this year, in the framework of a meeting held by the Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), Octavian Apostol, and the Director General of the Customs Service, Vitalie Vrabie, at which was also present a group of experts from Austria, Greece and Ukraine, responsible for project implementation.

Besides international experts the meeting was attended by EU High-Level Adviser on Customs, Rosario de Blasio, EUBAM Mission in Expert Customs and Communication, Irina Privantu, Customs Service and AGEPI representatives who will be involved in the project.

Project EuropeAid/137467/DH/SER/MD “Support to Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights” started on November 10 this year and will run for a period of 24 months.

The project is primarily aimed at improving the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including the intellectual property rights border protection mechanisms.

Project beneficiary is the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), having as co-beneficiaries partners the Customs Service, Ministry of Internal affairs, General Police Inspectorate General Prosecutor’s Office, Consumer Protection Agency and other institutions with responsibilities in the area.