Authors and holders of copyright and related rights may deposit copies of their works and subject matter of related rights at the Intellectual Property Office. Depositing is not compulsory and it does not influence the beginning of duration of copyright. Depositing works at the Office does not influence the protection of copyright. Author acquires copyright at the moment of the creation of work, by the force of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights and enjoys all those rights guaranteed by the Law. Therefore, the deposit has the only purpose to secure the material proof on the facts, which can be of importance for the possible court legal suit, or some other need related to the subject matter of depositing.
If you decide to deposit the copyright protected work (or subject matter of related right) at the Office, expect the simple and quick procedure which lasts at the most up to 30 days from the date of filing the correct request for depositing. At the end of the procedure, the Office issues the certificate that has the force of the public document, stating the title of the work, form and kind of the work as well as the information on the author and the holder of right. By accepting the work for the deposit, the Office undertakes the obligation to keep your work permanently. The Office is the only government body competent to keep public records about the deposited copyright protected works and subject matter of related rights. The data on applicant for deposition, author, as well as the title of work, kind and form of copyright work, shall be entered in the Book of records that the Office keeps also in the form of electronic database.
The purpose of keeping public records on the deposited copies of copyright protected works and subject matter of related rights lies in the need for the concentration of data on the subject matter of protection and right holders, in order to facilitate to the users the access to information which are indispensable to them for the legal use of copyright protected work or subject matter of related rights (for example: name and address of the right holder, title of the work, etc.) It is not possible to have insight into the copy of the deposited work by any third person. Insight into the deposited copy of the copyright protected work shall be enabled only to the applicant that filed request for the depositing, or to the court or some other government body, at written request, if the evidence procedure is conducted before those bodies.