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Legal Texts Relevant to Industrial Designs

Republic of Moldova

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
July 2, 2010Law No. 139 of July 2, 2010, on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights
February 29, 2008Law on the Protection of Trademarks, No. 38-XVI of February 29, 2008
July 12, 2007Law on the Protection of Industrial Designs No. 161-XVI of July 12, 2007

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
October 24, 2008The Offences Code of the Republic of Moldova, No. 218-XVI of October 24, 2008
July 15, 2004Code of Science & Innovation of the Republic of Moldova No. 259-XV of July 15, 2004
May 30, 2003Law on the Civil Procedure Code of the Republic of Moldova No. 225-XV of May 30, 2003
April 18, 2002Penal Code of Republic of Moldova No. 985-XV of April 18,2002
April 18, 2002Law on Evaluation Activity no. 989-XV of April 18, 2002
July 20, 2000Law on Custom Code No. 1149-XIV of July 20, 2000
April 24, 1997Law on Tax Code No. 1163- XIII of April 24, 1997

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
July 18, 2011Government Decision on Approval of the Authorized Representatives in Intellectual Property No. 541 of 18 July 2011
June 2, 2009Regulation on the Access to Information Held by AGEPI, No. 63 of June 2, 2009
December 29, 2008Government Decision Approving the Regulation on the Procedure for Submission, Examination and Registration of Industrial Designs No. 1496, December 29, 2008
December 13, 2004Government Decision on approval of the Statute and the structure of the State Agency for Intellectual Property, No. 1378 of December 13, 2004
December 2, 2003Government Decision on the Manner & Conditions for Authorization to Use the Official or the Historical Name of the State as a Trademark of a Product and / or Services, and as an Industrial Design or Model, No. 1425 of December 2, 2003
May 4, 2002Regulation No. 73 of May 4, 2002 on the Amendment of Data on the Registration Application Materials and in the National Registers of Industrial Property Objects and the Registration of Assigment Contracts of Industrial Property Rights of such Objects.

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