The purpose of depositing is to obtain a certificate of authorship of an individual object of protection and/or ownership of rights in the work (as opposed to other types of storage that are carried out only for the purpose of keeping the object). CCA provides the service of depositing intellectual property rights (all original works in the fields of science, literature and art, but it is important that the idea is tangible).
The right holder can be a natural or legal person. Storage prices vary depending on the circumstances, as well as depending on the period of storage and the type of work in question. For easier navigation, we refer you to the Price List.
The object of protection itself can be stored in print with a handwritten signature or in digital form, in one copy.
In addition to the work itself, for the execution of the deposit we need your personal data or company data – first and last name/name, address of residence/headquarters, OIB, contact, and confirmation of payment of the fee.
If there are several contributors to the work, or it was created in co-authorship, it is important that you, the copyright holders, agree to the execution of the deposit in the name of a specific holder. The certificate can, of course, be issued to several bearers. Feel free to contact us also to draw up a consent form or contract in order to arrange mutual relations before the actual deposit.
The simplest storage is to come to our office, with a prior appointment, but in case you are not able, it is possible to deliver the object of protection and the necessary data by mail or electronically.
The fee is paid to our giro account at Privredna banka, IBAN HR87 2340 0091 1101 3563 0, and a copy of the payment slip is delivered/sent to our address, together with the deed, if we do the depositing process by mail.
The payment model is HR02, the call to the recipient’s number is your OIB, and the description of the payment: depositing the author’s work.
CCA – IPC ltd is a completely private legal entity. Sometimes one gets the impression that we are a state agency or association because we are the only specialized agency for the individual exercise of copyright and related rights in the Republic of Croatia, and for many years we have represented a large number of authors and their heirs in the individual regulation of the use of protected objects.
Copyright consists of property and moral rights based on the authorship of a work that meets the legal requirements for qualification as an author’s work. The author can only be a natural person, and the one who created the work. According to the law, copyright is acquired by the very act of creating a work, i.e. at the moment of its creation, and it is necessary that it is an original intellectual creation in the field of science, art and literature that has an individual character.
The copyright holder can be the original author, as a natural person, or his successor, and the exercise of rights can be transferred to another natural or legal person, as well as the right to exploit the work can be established for him.
Industrial property includes various registration rights with which entrepreneurs protect their interests, ensure and improve their position on the market, funds invested in research, development and promotion of products and services, and these products and services themselves as intangible assets.
CCA – IPC provides consulting and assistance services during the entire process of trademark protection, recognition of invention rights (patent), protection of the external appearance of a product or object (industrial design), protection of marks of geographical origin and originality, and topography of semiconductor products.
Details on the protection of individual rights as well as possibilities for cooperation can be found in the LINK description of our services.
The Croatian Author’s Agency is proud of the wide range of domestic and foreign artists and the successes achieved in exercising their rights with our representation.
Related rights include the rights of performing artists, rights of producers and discographers, rights of broadcasting organizations, database producers, rights of publishers and publishers of informational publications.
The author has the exclusive right to all his author’s works, and can dispose of them as he wishes, and these property rights include:
- right of reproduction
- right of distribution
- the right to communicate the author’s work to the public
- processing right
The author must be recognized and indicated as the creator of his work, and every person who publicly uses the author’s work must state his name or pseudonym, unless the author has expressly waived this right in writing and stated that he does not want to do so.
The author also has the right of first publication, that is, he determines whether and under what conditions his work will be published for the first time.
The author also has the right to repent, which means that he can revoke the right to use his author’s work (with the right to repair the damage to the user of that right), if further use would harm his honor or reputation.
A translation, although a reworking of the original author’s work, enjoys full copyright protection if it is of an original character.
Yes, because according to the Act on copyright and related rights, the collections are arranged according to a certain system or method.
A database is a collection of independent works, data or other materials, in any form, arranged according to a certain system or method, individually accessible by electronic or other means.
The producer of the database can be a natural or legal person, who invests his resources in the creation of the database.
There, the object of protection is a non-original database, where in fact the means and effort invested in its creation are protected.
Computer programs, in any form (source code, object and machine code) are protected in our legislation as linguistic works, and the protection also extends to preparatory design material (eg flowchart). In order to reduce the possibility of disputed situations and to ensure better protection of individual elements, we recommend depositing author’s works and, in case of need, depositing the source code (source code escrow).
Also, since a large number of authors are often involved in the creation of the program, who, depending on the circumstances, will be co-authors or holders of the rights to the compiled author’s works, it is necessary to regulate the relationship by contract.
Professional lectures represent the author’s work. Many authors, as well as organizers of lectures and various professional gatherings, use our services of author representation, mediation and conclusion of copyright contracts, along with full legal, accounting, bookkeeping and tax services.
The general rule of copyright related to distribution is as follows: with the first distribution of the original, the right holder loses his or her exclusive right of distribution with respect to that original or copy of the work.
But with painting, there is a right of succession – inalienable and undeniable. It refers to the resale of original works, or copies made by the author himself in a limited number or made under his supervision. When the resale is carried out by galleries, auction houses or any entities that deal with it professionally, the author has the right to a share of the sales price that is realized by each resale. This is a special case when the right of first distribution is not exhausted. In this way, in addition to more permanent income, the author has supervision and control over the handling of his work.
The situation differs depending on whether it is a co-authored work or a composed work.
Co-authors of a work are persons who created the author’s work by working together in such a way that their contributions are inseparable, i.e. they cannot be used independently, nor can they be disposed of.
Co-authors have joint copyright on the created work of authorship, so that each of them owns a part of that copyright determined in proportion to the entire copyright – it depends on the scope of the contribution, but in the event that this cannot be determined, it is assumed that they are equal.
Any use or modification of their work requires the consent of all co-authors.
The share of an individual co-author in the benefits (and income) realized from the use of the co-authored work is determined in proportion to his contribution, unless otherwise determined by the contract between the co-authors or the rules of the corresponding organization for the collective exercise of rights.
Compiled works were created for joint use, but by nature they can be used independently, so each author retains the rights to his work. For example, a song consisting of music and words is considered a composed work. In this case, it is extremely important to regulate mutual relations contractually.
The collective exercise of rights (such as it is), in accordance with the law, is entrusted to organizations for the collective exercise of rights, which, based on a power of attorney, collect the stipulated fees and perform other rights protection activities at the collective level. Individual uses are those that must be allowed in each specific case and the relationship is directly regulated between the rights holder and the user, such as publishing a book, publishing a music album, staging a work, allowing reworking, audiovisual and other adaptations, use of works of visual and applied arts and much more.
The agency commission when representing domestic authors and when payments are made abroad is 7-10%, depending on the type of work and use, and when representing and mediating foreign authors, i.e. when payments are made abroad, it is 20% of the agreed fee.
We offer our permanent partners and associates the possibility of entering into an agreement on representation or business cooperation, in which case there is the possibility of agreeing a fixed commission or contracting a flat fee.
In case of violation of rights and the need for subsequent regulation, the need for analysis of specific legal situations, complex negotiations, we charge for services according to the hour of professional work that needs to be invested, in accordance with the price list and according to the offer previously agreed with you.
We charge for professional and advisory services according to the hour of professional work that needs to be invested, in accordance with the price list and according to the offer previously agreed with you.