The Regional Seminar brought together about 80 participants from nine countries and aimed to consolidate knowledge and exchange experiences and good practices in the field of ensuring the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and mitigating the negative impact of the phenomena of counterfeiting and piracy.
The event, organized in the context of the World Anti-Counterfeiting Day, brought together representatives of public institutions and authorities with responsibilities in the field of protection and enforcement of IPRs (police officers, customs inspectors, prosecutors and judges) in the Republic of Moldova, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland and Hungary, as well as representatives of the business environment.
Within two days, participants in the Regional Seminar addressed topics related to international and European standards for the enforcement of intellectual property rights, border protection measures, enforcement of IPRs in the digital environment, support tools for an effective enforcement of IPRs, the role of the right holders and courts in the enforcement of IPRs, voluntary measures to fight counterfeiting and piracy, familiarized themselves with the experiences of Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Romania on IP enforcement, etc.
Mr. Ion Tiganas, from Tiganas & Partners IP Law Firm, had a presentation regarding to the role of the right holders in the enforcement of IPRs.
The Regional Seminar was organized by AGEPI, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the European Union Technical Assistance Project “Support to Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the Republic of Moldova”.