Republic of Moldova

Law No. 57-XVI of March 10, 2006, on Vines and Wines (as amended up to Law No. 109 of June 4, 2010)

Year of Version:2010
Date of Entry into Force:July 19, 2006
Date of Text (Enacted):March 10, 2006
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Other, Trademarks
Notes:
The notification by the Republic of Moldova to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Law contains detailed provisions on the attribution of appellations of origin to wines and other wine products.
Article 15 of the Law relates to the attribution of origin to wines and other wine products. According to Article 15, the appellation of origin is attributed to natural wines and other winery products originating from a geographic area with specific qualitative characteristics determined exclusively by natural and/or human factors specific to that geographic area, in conformity with the Regulation on preparation of wines with appellations of origin adopted by the Government.
In conformity with the provisions of Article 16(3), the use of a geographical indication identifying wines for wines not originating in the place indicated by the geographic indication, even where the true origin of the goods is indicated or the geographical indication is used in translation or accompanied by expressions such as 'kind', 'type', 'style', 'imitation' or the like shall be prohibited.'

Date of entry into force: see Article 37 for further details.
Available Texts: 
Romanian

Lege Nr. 57 din 10.03.2006 viei şi vinului (astfel cum a fost modificată prin Legea nr. 109 din 04.06.2010) Lege Nr. 57 din 10.03.2006 viei şi vinului (astfel cum a fost modificată prin Legea nr. 109 din 04.06.2010), Complete document (pdf) [256 KB] Lege Nr. 57 din 10.03.2006 viei şi vinului (astfel cum a fost modificată prin Legea nr. 109 din 04.06.2010), Complete document (htm) [90 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Russian

Закон № 57-XVI от 10.03.2006 г. Республики Молдова «О винограде и вине» (с изменениями, внесенными в соответствии с Законом № 230 от 04.06.2010 г.) Закон № 57-XVI от 10.03.2006 г. Республики Молдова «О винограде и вине» (с изменениями, внесенными в соответствии с Законом № 230 от 04.06.2010 г.), Complete document (pdf) [290 KB] Закон № 57-XVI от 10.03.2006 г. Республики Молдова «О винограде и вине» (с изменениями, внесенными в соответствии с Законом № 230 от 04.06.2010 г.), Complete document (htm) [50 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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