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EU Copyright Office provides worldwide copyright registration and deposit of copyright material. Securing independent evidence will prove ownership in any possible claims or disputes.

Copyright and Related Rights

Copyright and related rights are legal concepts and instruments which, while respecting and protecting the rights of creators in their works, also contribute to the cultural and economic development of nations. Copyright law fulfills a decisive role in articulating the contributions and rights of the different stakeholders taking part in the cultural industries and the relation between them and the public.

What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual property, often known as IP, refers to creations of the mind: inventions (patents), literary and artistic works, symbols, names, images, designs used in commerce. The owner of intellectual property can control and be rewarded for its use, and this encourages further innovation and creativity to the benefit of us all.

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The advanced search interface combines the selected search criteria using logical operators. It means that all selected criteria must be met in order to match a document.

The advanced search interface provides the powerful feature to restrict your query to specific document collections only.

The advanced search interface also provides the option to search for content, users and other things, in a given language version. Please note, however, that not all documents are available in all language versions. If you are unsure in which language a requested document is available, it may be better to search for the document in all language versions.

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