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PATENT IN MOLDOVA

Patent MoldovaMIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to patent registration in Moldova including patent search, patent translation, filing and further prosecution of the Moldavian patent application, patent maintenance, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements as well as representing clients before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

The validity term of a Patent in Moldova is 20 years from the filing date. For pharmaceutical patents it is possible to apply for extension of this term for 5 years. In case the patent is extended the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) is issued.

A 6-month novelty grace period term is applied only if the disclosure took place at the international exhibition or by the third parties in bad faith.

Overview of the Patent registration procedure in Moldova:
After completion of filing procedure the Moldavian application undergoes the formal examination within 1 month. On condition that the applicant submits all required documents, the notification about positive result of the formal examination is issued. Substantive examination should be requested and the corresponding official fee should be paid within 30 months from the filing date of the application (PCT application). The PCT application is published in the Official Bulletin within 6 from entering the Moldavian national phase. The conventional application is published within 18 months from filing the application. If the invention meets the requirements of a patentability the decision to grant a patent is issued. After payment of the registration and publication fees the patent is issued.

The procedure of the patent registration in Moldova takes from 2 to 4 years.

Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Moldavian patent attorney.

For filing a patent application in Moldova we need:
- your filing instructions with applicants and inventors name, address and citizenship;
- filing number and date of priority application or PCT application;
- specification with claims, abstract and drawings;
- copy of the amendments, if any;
- Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s), legalization and notarization are not required (may be provided to the Moldavian Patent Office within 2 months from filing the application);
- for conventional applications - Certified copy of the priority document if priority is claimed (may be provided to the Moldavian Patent Office within 16 months from the priority date).

The term for entering the Moldavian national phase of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. The term for filing a conventional patent application in Moldova is 12 months from the priority date.

For more information about patent registration in Moldova or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Moldavian patent application please contact us.

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