the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Law on Copyright and Related Rights

Year of Version:2010
Date of Entry into Force:September 8, 2010
Date of Text (Enacted):August 23, 2010
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Traditional Cultural Expressions
Notes:
The notification by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The notified text is the new Law on Copyright and Related Rights adopted in 2010 regulating copyright protection in general and is the only regulatory framework in the Republic of Macedonia on copyright and related rights. The legal text regulates the right of authors in their copyright works, the rights of performers, phonogram producers, video gram producers (film producers), broadcasting organizations, publishers and database makers in their subject-matter of related rights (hereinafter: related rights), the administration and the protection of copyright and related rights and the application of the Law.'

The new copyright and related rights law harmonizes its provisions with the directives of the European Union, in particular in the parts/chapters on enforcement of civil law protection.
It clarifies and improves the regime of exercising collective management from all aspects, including inspection and misdemeanors - for non-submitting data and information from the use. Infringements of copyright and related rights from the penal point of view are regulated by the Penal Code, while infringements from the copyright violation aspects of the trade of goods and services, as a condition and criteria for their exercising, are left to the other adequate laws regulating trade aspect relations.
Available Texts: 
English

Law on Copyright and Related Rights Law on Copyright and Related Rights, Complete document (pdf) [548 KB]

Macedonian

Закон за авторското право и сродните права Закон за авторското право и сродните права, Complete document (pdf) [564 KB]

Related Legislation:
Historical Versions:
WIPO Lex No.:MK015