Validation state

Republic of Moldova

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

 

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

1st

100

11th

500

2nd

100

12th

500

3rd

100

13th

500

4th

100

14th

500

5th

100

15th

500

6th

300

16th

700

7th

300

17th

700

8th

300

18th

700

9th

300

19th

700

10th

300

20th

700


Gov. Dec. No. 774

2

(a) Due date (in the patent year concerned)

(b) Time limit for payment (without surcharge)*

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) Anniversary of filing date

(b) n/a

(c) No restriction


Art. 93(4), 93(41) Law No. 50/2008

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 50%


Art. 61(3) Law No. 50/2008
Gov. Dec. No. 774

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes

(b) Within 6 months of the due date


Art. 61(3) Law No. 50/2008

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes

(b) 2 months after removal of obstacle, but no later than one year after expiry of 6-month period from due date of renewal fee in question


Art. 92(2) Law  No. 50/2008

6

Appointment of a national professional representative for

(a) payment of fees

(b) communication of a reminder of non-payment

(c) proceedings in respect of restitutio in integrum

 

(a) No

(b) Yes

(c) Yes


Art. 86(2) Law No. 50/2008

7

Information regarding lapse of patent in cases of non-payment of renewal fees

 

Entry in the National Register of Patents and publication in the Official Bulletin


Art. 68(3), 60(5) Law  No. 50/2008

* For first renewal fee to be paid, see Art. 141(2) EPC.

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