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Intellectual property in Croatia

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The body responsible for industrial property is the State Office for Intellectual Property.
Croatia signed the Agreement of Paris concerning the protection of industrial property and the agreement which establishes the World Intellectual property Organization (WIPO). They are a part of the Agreement of Madrid, on the international register of the trademarks.
International Membership
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Law 2007
20 years, may be renewable in some cases
Trademark law 2007
10 years (renewable for indefinite number of times) Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Design Law
5 years (renewable, for a maximum of total 25 years)  
Copyright law
70 years after author's death WIPO Copyright Treaty

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