European patents to be validated in Moldavia

On 1 November 2015 an agreement allowing European patents to be validated Moldavia entered into force. This means that for European applications filed on or after 1 November 2015 it will be possible to request, after grant of the application, validation in Moldavia against the payment of a fee. A European patent validated in Moldavia will have the same legal effect as a national Moldavian patent. In total, a European patent may now be validated in up to 42 counties.