Moldova Adopts New Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights
On July 2, 2010, the Moldovan parliament adopted the new Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights, which will enter into force three months after its publication in the Official Gazette, which is expected soon.
One of the aims of the new Law is to harmonize the national legislation with the provisions of international conventions and European directives. It was drafted by the State Agency for Intellectual Property (AGEPI) during 2007 and 2008, and it will replace the existing Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights, which entered into force in November 1994.
More details are to follow in the next issue.
For more information, please contact Masa Lopicic at our Balkan Regional office.
July 2010 News
- Russian Couple Arrested in EUR 1 Billion Film Piracy Case
- American Photography Student to Sue Polish Clothing Label for Copyright Infringement
- Moldova Adopts New Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights
- Serbia Ratifies European Patent Convention
- Serbia Adopts Five New IP Regulations
- Estonia Gets US Patent, Its First Since Seceding from Soviet Union
- Sunrise Period for Russian Cyrillic Domain Ends Mid-September
- Croatia Announces New Administrative Procedures for Domain Names
- Bulgaria Proposes Four New Cyrillic Domain Names
- Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus Launch Customs Union
- Romanian Customs Seize Puma, Adidas, Nike, Disney Counterfeits
- Bulgarian Customs Seize Nike, Adidas, Puma, Diesel Counterfeits
- Macedonian Customs Detain Counterfeit Bags, Shoes, Apparel
- Poor Enforcement of Copyright Law Blamed for Poor Copyright Protection in Macedonia
- Hungarian Police Seize 58 Computer Servers in Anti-Online-Piracy Raid
- Music Piracy Still Thriving in Serbia
- USPTO Launches PPH with HPO on July 1, To Launch PPH with Rospatent on September 1
- Serbia Ratifies Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
- Ukraine and WIPO Sign Cooperation Program for 2010-2012
- Uzbekistan SPO Announces New Bank Details for Patent Fee Payment