Republic of Moldova (MD)
Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office republishes international registrations, after examination, in English and Moldovan, and international renewals in the BOIP at:
The Office carries out examination as to universal novelty.
Three months from the date of publication in the International Designs Bulletin (non-extendable).
|Time Limit for Responding to Refusal||
Two months from the date of notification (non-extendable).
|Effect as Grant of Protection||
The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection, if no refusal has been issued, as from the international registration date. If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.
The creator of the industrial design must be a natural person.
|Representation before the Office||
Holders may not file documents or appear directly before the Office. Local representation is required, if holders do not have a domicile or a commercial or industrial establishment in the country. A list of registered patent attorneys is available from the Office or at:
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
Last updated on: October 13, 2015