On 13-14 December 2018, EUBAM organized the sixth and last workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Chisinau, aiming to enhancing capacities of Chisinau and Tiraspol customs experts in IPR matters, but also build confidence between them. As human health and the environment protection are top priorities for both business and consumers, pharmaceutical products and pesticides, textiles and automobile spare parts were in the spotlight this time.
The two-day event gave the opportunity for the experts in the field of IPR from Chisinau and Tiraspol, EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), Polish specialized associations, AGEPI and representatives of the right holders in the Republic of Moldova to exchange experiences, deepen knowledge and forge partnership to combat the infiltration of counterfeit products into domestic markets. Moreover, the EU Intellectual Property Office shared several practical examples about the trade mark protection and tools such as online databases used to support EU law enforcement agencies in fight against IPR infringements.
The participants welcomed EUBAM’s support throughout the year. The customs experts recognized the importance of enhanced cooperation among all stakeholders in ensuring the IPR enforcement process, including right holders, customs, European associations and other state agencies and committed to take measures to further improve the fight against counterfeiting.
By this workshop EUBAM ends the series of events started in December 2017, aimed both at building confidence in the field of IPR between customs professionals from the two banks of the Nistru River and disseminating best international and EU practices and raise awareness on IPR enforcement.