CHAPTER VI: Representation, Consultancy and Services Regarding Copyright and Related Rights (Law no. 50/2005/qh11 on intellectual property)

CHAPTER VI
Representation, Consultancy and Services Regarding
Copyright and Related Rights

Article 56 Organizations acting as collective representatives of copyright or related rights

1. An organization acting as the collective representative of copyright or related rights means a non-profit making organization established pursuant to an agreement between authors, copyright holders or related right holders and operating pursuant to the law on protection of copyright and related rights.

2. An organization acting as the collective representative of copyright or related rights may conduct the following activities pursuant to authorization from authors, copyright holders or related right holders:

(a) Manage copyright or related rights; conduct negotiations for licensing; and collect and distribute royalties, remuneration and other material benefits from the permitted exercise of authorized rights;

(b) Protect the legitimate rights and interests of its members; organize a conciliation if a dispute arises.

3. An organization acting as the collective representative of copyright or related rights shall have the following rights and duties:

(a) To encourage creative and other social activities;

(b) To co-operate with counterparts in international and national organizations on the protection of copyright and related rights;

(c) To make periodic and one-off reports to competent State bodies on its collective representative activities;

(d) Other rights and duties stipulated by law.

Article 57 Consultancy and service organizations regarding copyright and related rights

1. Consultancy and service organizations regarding copyright and related rights shall be permitted to be established and operate in accordance with law.

2. A consultancy and service organizations regarding copyright and related rights may conduct the following activities at the request of authors, copyright holders and related right holders:

(a) Provide consultancy on issues related to the law on copyright and related rights;

(b) Carry out, on behalf of and pursuant to authorization from copyright holders and related right holders, procedures for filing applications for registration of copyright and related rights;

(c) Participate pursuant to authorization in other legal relationships on copyright, related rights and protection of legitimate rights and interests of authors, copyright holders and related right holders.

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