Science and Technology Law, 2000:

Science and Technology Law, 2000:
June 18 15:14 2015

The Law on Science and Technology was passed on June 9, 2000 and came into force on January 1, 2001. The aim of this law is to regulate scientific and technological organizations and activities.

A few articles of the law contain specific provisions about intellectual property. Firstly, article 2-8 explains that the term “scientific and technological services” also refers to intellectual property and technology transfer, and so the law applies to intellectual property related activities.

Then, article 8 strictly prohibits infringements upon intellectual property rights, along with illegals transfers of technology and illegal information disclosure.

Article 13 is about scientific and technological organizations’ tasks, stipulating that such organizations are able to conduct activities related to intellectual property.

The rights of scientific and technological organizations are defined by article 15. Under article 15-3, organizations are enabled to contribute to the capital of intellectual property rights related to scientific and technological activities. The same article (15-4) also assures them the right to get their intellectual property rights protected.

Plus, article 26 is devoted to the copyrights and ownership rights deriving from scientific and technological activities. According to this article, the performance of a scientific and technological task by organizations and/or individuals leads to its ownership. In the same way, should an organization and/or individual carry out a scientific and technological work, he will be considered the author. Article 26-4 makes clear that authors of scientific and technological works are entitled to the same rights that organizations enjoy for intellectual property rights.

Finally, article 49-5 of the law provides for the State management to secure the protection of the intellectual property rights related to science and technology.