Denunciation of the Eurasian Patent Convention by the Republic of Moldova13 January 2012
The Republic of Moldova expressed its decision to leave the Eurasian patent system by depositing with WIPO a Notification of denunciation of the Eurasian Patent Convention. According to Article 27 of the Eurasian Patent Convention the denunciation will take effect on 26 April 2012, meaning that the Eurasian Patent Office starting from this date will be unable to grant Eurasian patents valid with respect to the Republic of Moldova.
The Law of Republic of Moldova «On denunciation of the Eurasian Patent Convention» sets forth that denunciation shall have no effect on the Eurasian patents that were granted before denunciation and requires that the Moldova State Agency on Intellectual Property shall negotiate the procedures related to the validity of the previously granted patents with the Eurasian Patent Office. Yet, however, no information regarding the required procedures for transforming the previously granted Eurasian patents into Moldova national patents is available.
«Gorodissky and Partners» with utmost attention monitors this situation and shall keep its clients promptly updated regarding the steps that shall be undertaken for securing of previously granted Eurasian patent rights in the Republic of Moldova.