Copyright

The works of authorship are protected automatically upon creation. Works being created in a member of the Bern Union enjoy protection in Hungary as well. Even though registration is only voluntary, it is recommended, as it makes easier to prove the validity of copyright. The following documents are required:

  • 1 copy of the work (will be returned)
  • signed power of attorney

We offer legal representation in cases in connection with copyright infringements.

We assist with Hungarian and also with American copyright registration upon request. Similarly, registration is also recommended in the United States. It can be sustained voluntarily with depositing one copy of the work. Furthermore, the American Copyright Act establishes a mandatory deposit requirement for works being distributed in the country. The American Copyright Office receives both deposits. With mandatory deposit registration requirements can also be fulfilled. Special provisions are applicable for registration of softwares. One copy of identifying portions of the computer program needed to fulfill registration requirements and a complete copy (including user guide, operating software) is required for mandatory deposit. There is an opportunity to block out certain proportions of the software including trade secret.

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