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Moldova Trademark Registration 

Attorneys - Moldova

My name is Angela Corcodel and I'm the representative Attorney in Moldova.

I'll be personally in charge of your trademark registration process.
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Your trademark registration will be processed in Moldova through the following steps:

Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices

Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices

Trademark Registration Certificate   Step 3. Trademark Registration Certificate:
Once your trademark application is approved, we will obtain your registration certificate.
Step 3 Prices

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 13 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.


  • If I register my trademark in Moldova, do I have protection in other territories?

    The territorial limit of registration is the Republic of Moldova.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes, a power of attorney is required.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    Pre-filing use may demonstrate priority in case where a conflict with a third party arises.

  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is available.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Moldova?
    • names
    • words
    • devices
    • combination of colours
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • slogans
    • holograms
    • sounds
    • trade dress/get-up
    • smells
    • well-known marks
    • collective marks
    • service marks
    • certification marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Moldova?

    The order of the application process is as follows:


    1. Publication of the following application particulars:
      • mark
      • name of applicant
      • address of applicant
      • state or country of incorporation of applicant
      • application number
      • application date
      • goods/services
      • priority claim information
      • representation of trademark
    2. Examination of the trademark application based on the following criteria:
      • formalities
      • classification
      • clarity
      • descriptiveness
      • distinctiveness
      • deceptiveness
      • conflict with prior registration
    3. Registration
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • generic terms
    • marks contrary to moral standards or public order
    • names, flags or symbols of states, nations, regions, or of international organizations
    • marks that function principally as geographic location names
    • non-distinctive trademarks absent a showing of acquired distinctiveness
  • Does Moldova use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Moldova uses the Nice Classification System.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Moldova?

    The Community Trademark, currently known as the European Trademark Mark, is not effective in this jurisdiction.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Moldova?

    The filing date of the home application can be claimed as the filing date in Moldova if:


    • the applicant's home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • the home application was filed within six months prior to the application in Moldova
    • an International Registration can be designated in Moldova
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    A trademark must be used within five continuous years since the registration date. The amount of use must be on a commercial scale and must occur in Moldova.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    The initial term of a registration is 10 years calculated from the application date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date of a registration is 10 years from the application filing date.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    Owners may legally use an unregistered mark for any goods or services.