The regulation of design protection in Romanian law is only of recent date.
The first regulation was the Law No. 129/1993 in the field of the industrial property right, followed by Law no. 8/1996 in the field of copyright.
The Romanian Patent Law No. 64/1991 is currently undergoing review with a proposal to introduce amendments in order to meet the current economical needs and largely ties with TRIP's Agreement and European Union requirements. At this stage, the draft of amendments is under the Parliament approval. There is much hope that the draft will be approved by the end of 1999.
The major aspects of the draft are related with patent protection of products and in particular pharmaceutical and