The due date for entering national phase in Moldova – 31 months from the earliest priority date

Filing:

Translation of the Application from English into Moldovan.

Official filing Fee (1st independent claim) – EUR 112

Substantive examination:

A patent will only be granted after substantive examination by the Office. A request for examination should be filed prior to the expiry of 30 months from entry into the national phase. The request shall only be deemed to be filed upon payment of the examination fee and may not be withdrawn.

Official Fee for conducting the substantive examination per one independent claim of the invention – EUR 394

In respect of each claim over 1: Official Fee – EUR 113

Granting a Patent for Invention:

Grant fee: registration, publication and issuance of a patent – EUR 120

A patent application may be converted, at the request of the applicant, into an application for a short-term patent prior to the date on which the decision to grant a patent is published or, at the latest, within two months following the date on which a decision to refuse the patent application has been sent. An application for a short-term patent may be converted, at the request of the applicant, into a patent application at any time before the decision to grant a short-term patent has been taken.