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Moldova Twinning Project


Support to Implementation and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the Republic of Moldova
EU - Twinning
Implementation period
2010 - 2012
Beneficiary country
Republic of Moldova
Beneficiary institutions

State Agency on Intellectual Property in the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI) (lead), Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry, Custom Service, Ministry of Economy.

DKPTO role
Project Leader, Junior Partner: Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks
1 mio. €



The overall project purpose is to improve implementation and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the Republic of Moldova. The project will enforce the coordination mechanisms among the involved authorities and will support the Moldovan Collective Management Organization structure. It will support implementation of a National Registry of Origin, Traditional Specialties Guaranteed and Geographical Indications. It aims at improving the knowledge of IPR enforcement bodies and strengthen AGEPI awareness raising activities.


The project include the following components:

  1. Strengthen the Administrative capacity of AGEPI
  2. Improve the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
  3. Develop AGEPI´s Marketing and Awareness Capacity  

Experts from Romania, UK, Lithuania, Poland, Belgium and Hungary will be involved in the project


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