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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Republic of Moldova

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
February 29, 2008Law on the Protection of Trademarks No. 38-XVI of February 29, 2008 (as amended up to Law No. 20 of February 23, 2012, on Amendments and Additions to the Law on Protection of Trademarks)
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, 2008Offences Code of the Republic of Moldova No. 218 of October 24, 2008 (as amended up to Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 117 of July 3, 2014, on Additions to Certain Legal Acts of the Republic of Moldova)
March 10, 2006Law No. 57-XVI of March 10, 2006 on Wines and Vines
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
July 20, 2000Law on Custom Code No. 1149-XIV of July 20, 2000

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
July 25, 2011Regulation on Recognition of Notorious Product Trademarks &/or Service Trademarks
July 18, 2011Government Decision on Approval of the Authorized Representatives in Intellectual Property No. 541 of 18 July 2011
July 5, 2011Government Decision on the Organization of the Creation Contest of National Symbols Associated With Geographical Indications, Protected Appellation of Origin & Traditional Specialties Guaranteed No. 485 of July 5, 2011
August 13, 2009Government Decision Approving the Regulation on the Procedures of Filing & Examination, Granting and Registration of Trademarks, No. 488 of August 13, 2009
June 2, 2009Regulation on the Access to Information Held by AGEPI, No. 63 of June 2, 2009
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
October 21, 2003Implementing Regulation of the Law on Trademarks and Appellations of Origin of Goods, No. 588-XIII of September 22, 1995
October 8, 2001Government Decision on the Approval of the List of Trademarks as State Property No. 1080 of October 8, 2001
August 16, 2001Government Decision on the Approval of the Regulation on the Procedures of Usage of the Trademarks Determined as the State Property Nº 852 of August 16, 2001

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