Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners

Patent and Trademark Attorneys


European patent covers 44 contracting countries including extension and validation states. Meanwhile, it is valid automatically in the territory of France, Germany, Switzerland/Liechtenstein, Monaco, Luxembourg, Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom only. There are several conditions for a patent that must be met namely if a patent protection is required in the territory of other contracting countries. It is necessary to submit translation of a patent into the national language, a power of a local attorney and to pay a prescribed fee to the patent office of the country of interest. This process is called European patent validation.

Our company offers the European patent validation service in the Republic of Moldova. The deadline for filing a validation request to Moldovan Patent Office is 3 months from the publication of grant of the European patent in the European Patent Bulletin.

For European patent validation in Moldova the required designation fee in the amount of 200 EUR is paid in respect of a European patent application within 6 months from the publication of a European search report for conventional applications or upon filing for PCT applications.

There are also translation requirements for validation of European patent in the Republic of Moldova. It is necessary to submit the full text translation of a patent into the Moldovan language to the Patent Office.

The Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by a patent proprietor has to be filed to the Patent Office for further proceedings in respect of European patent validation in Moldova.

If you have any questions regarding European patent validation in Moldova, please feel free to contact us


6, blvd. Renasterii Nationale
Off. 8
Chisinau, MD-2024


Email: office@msp.md