Capital: Chișinău

GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic

Area: 33,846 km2

Population3.4 mln people

GDP (PPP): $25 billion

Doing Business 2020 ranking: 48

Currency: Leu (MDL)

Time zoneUTC+3

Copyright Law of Moldova

Moldova has signed: The legislation of Moldova in the sphere of copyright and related rights:
  • Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization;
  • WIPO Copyright Treaty;
  • Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms;
  • Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations;
  • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works;
  • Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled;
  • Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite;
  • Agreement on Mutual Preservation of Inter-State Secrets in the Area of Legal Protection of Inventions;
  • Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of the Protection of Copyright and Neighboring Rights.
  • Constitution of Republic of Moldova;
  • Law On Copyright and Neighboring Rights;
  • Law On Distribution of Copies of Works and Phonograms;
  • Law On Trade Secrets;
  • Law On Vines and Wines;
  • Law On Cinematography;
  • Law On Advertising;
  • Audiovisual Code of Republic of Moldova;
  • Law On Editorial Activity;
  • Government Decision On the Minimum Fees for Authors’ Rewards;
  • Governmental Decision On the State Registration of the Works Protected by Copyright and Related Rights;
  • Government Decision On approving the Regulation on the Production, Release and Implementation of Marking Controls on the Works and Phonograms, and the Regulation on the Registration in the State Register of the Holders of Marking Controls, etc.

Industrial property Law of Moldova

Moldova has signed: The legislation of Moldova in the sphere of industrial property:
  • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property;
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT);
  • Patent Law Treaty (PLT);
  • Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks;
  • Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods;
  • Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification;
  • Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs;
  • Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks;
  • Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks;
  • Trademark Law Treaty;
  • Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks;
  • Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol;
  • Agreement on Cooperation in the Area of Legal Protection of Intellectual Property and on Establishment of Interstate Council on Legal Protection of Intellectual Property.
  • Civil Code of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Criminal Code of the Republic of Moldova 
  • Law On the Protection of Industrial Designs
  • Law On the Protection of Trademarks
  • Law On the Protection of Plant Varieties
  • Law On the Protection of Inventions
  • Law On the Protection of Topographies of Integrated Circuits 
  • Law On the Protection of Geographical Indications, Appellations of Origin and Traditional Specialties Guaranteed 
  • Government Decision On the Approval of Regulation on the Procedure of Filing, Examination and Registration of Industrial Designs;
  • Government Decision On the Approval of the Regulations on Registration of Contracts of Assignment, License, Pledge & Franchising on Industrial Property Rights;
  • Government Decision On the Approval of Regulation on the Procedures of Filing and Examination, Granting and Registration of Trademarks;
  • Regulation on Recognition of Notorious Product Trademarks and/or Service Trademarks
  • Government Decision Approving the Regulation on the Procedures of Filing & Examination, Granting and Maintenance of the Patent for the Plant Varieties, etc.

State bodies of Intellectual property system in the Republic of Moldova

24/1, Andrei Doga Str., Chisinau, MD2024, Moldova

Telephone number: +373 (22) 400500, 400505

E-mail: office@agepi.gov.md

Website: agepi.md