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Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to December 13, 2019), Bulgaria

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Year of Version 2019 Dates Amended up to: December 13, 2019 Entry into force: August 1, 1993 Promulgated: June 29, 1993 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights) Subject Matter (secondary) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Traditional Cultural Expressions, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body Notes This consolidated version of the Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993) takes into account amendments up to the 'Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (SG No. 98/2019)', which entered into force on December 13, 2019. The said amending Law (SG No. 98/2019) introduced amendments to Title Two, Chapter Eleven 'g', Article 94s, paragraph (2); and Title Three, Chapter Twelve 'a' of this consolidated version.

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Bulgarian Закон за авторското право и сродните му права (ДВ, бр. 56/1993, с изменениями по состоянию на 13.12.2019 г.) PDF HTML English Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to December 13, 2019) PDF WTO Notifications Coversheet WTO Notifications Coversheet French Loi sur le droit d'auteur et les droits voisins (SG n° 56/1993, telle que modifiée jusqu'au 13 décembre 2019) PDF Spanish Ley de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos (SG N° 56/1993, modificada al 13 de diciembre de 2019) PDF English Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to December 13, 2019) PDF
Related Legislation Implements (18 text(s)) Implements (18 text(s))
Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market (EU193)
Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 1383/2003 (EU187)
Directive No. 2012/28/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works (EU169)
Regulation (EU) No. 386/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 April 2012 on entrusting the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) with tasks related to the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including the assembling of public and private-sector representatives as a European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (EU197)
Directive 2009/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the legal protection of computer programs (Codified version) (EU133)
Directive No. 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights (codified version) (EU108)
Directive 2006/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (codified version) (EU071)
Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (EU053)
Council Regulation (EC) No. 1383/2003 of 22 July 2003 concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and the measures to be taken against goods found to have infringed such rights (EU051)
Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (EU049)
Directive 2001/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2001 on the resale right for the benefit of the author of an original work of art (EU087)
Directive No. 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases (EU005)
Directive No. 98/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 on the legal protection of designs (EU037)
Council Regulation (EC) No. 3295/94 of 22 December 1994 laying down measures to prohibit the release for free circulation, export, re-export or entry for a suspensive procedure of counterfeit and pirated goods (EU018)
Council Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (EU171)
Council Directive No. 93/98/EEC of 29 October 1993 harmonizing the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (EU023)
Council Directive No. 92/100/EEC of 19 November 1992 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (EU021)
Council Directive No. 91/250/EEC of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs (EU020)
Supersedes (6 text(s)) Supersedes (6 text(s))
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to June 14, 2019)(BG085)
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to February 20, 2015)(BG072)
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to March 25, 2011)(BG053)
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to January 1, 2010)(BG001)
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to August 9, 2002)(BG035)
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to April 4, 2000)(BG027)
Is amended by (2 text(s)) Is amended by (2 text(s))
Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (SG No. 98/2019, as amended on October 27, 2020) (BG110)
Law on Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (SG No. 14/2015) (BG082)

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WIPO Lex No. BG086