Jean Monnet Conference “Moldova towards EU`s IPR development”


2021-2022 years

On March 31, 2022, the International Conference “Protection of Intellectual Property in the Digital Era” took place. The event took place in hybrid format and was organized by the Henri Capitant Legal Culture Association from Moldova, within the “Jean Monnet Support to Associations in European Integration and Intellectual Property Protection Studies” / EUPROIN, nr. ref. 611344-EPP-1-2019-1-MD-EPPJMO-SUPPA, implemented with the support of the Erasmus + program of the European Union, in cooperation with the State Agency for Intellectual Property (AGEPI).

The main objective of the Conference was to stimulate and strengthen the understanding and awareness of researchers in the field of development of intellectual property protection (IP); to inform and raise awareness among representatives of non-governmental organizations and civil servants about the importance of IPR development in economic integration and growth; to analyze the achievements and problems of IPR development in the EU and Moldova, etc.

The Conference was attended by representatives of public authorities, higher education institutions, research and development organizations and the business environment. During the conference, researchers from countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova presented their results.

The Plenary Session of the Conference was physically organized at the AGEPI headquarter, being opened by Ms. Rodica Crudu, coordinator of the Jean Monnet EUPROIN project, Mr. Eugeniu RUSU, General Director of the State Agency for Intellectual Property (AGEPI) – partner in the implementation of the EUPROIN project and Mr. Dorin CIMIL, Dr., President of AO Henri Capitant Republic of Moldova.

The PROGRAM of the conference can be accessed here

The plenary session was Livestreamed on the EUPROIN Project Youtube channel. The video recording of the plenary session can be viewed HERE –

During the plenary session the Book INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW was presented. The book does represent a deliverable developed within the EUPROIN project.

In the afternoon, discussions and debates were then organized in three panels:

– Panel I: Protection of intellectual property in the digital age

– Panel II: Competition and intellectual property: interference and challenges in the digital age

Panel III: European integration and protection of intellectual property. 

The theme of the conference and the topics covered during the event were of great interest, with over 90 participants.

Many thanks to the EUPROIN project partners: 

1) State Intellectual Property Agency (AGEPI), which provided speakers in the conference panels 2) The Embassy of France in Moldova and the French Alliance in Moldova for the co-financing of Henri Capitant Legal Culture Association from Moldova in the implementation of the project. 

Thank you all for contributing to the success of the conference and for actively participating in the debate!

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