Responsibilities and competences of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office in relation to copyright:
a.) Administrative proceedings
supervising and keeping a register of collecting societies;
implementation of opinion procedures for the establishment of tariffs of collecting societies and preparation of proposals for the ministerial approval thereof;
granting licences for the use of orphan works;
keeping a voluntary register of works.
b.) National and international legislation
participation in the elaboration of intellectual property legislation preparation of amendments to the law on copyright;
examination of the effectiveness of copyright related laws and regulations; analysing the practice of the application of laws; collection, systematisation and analysis of court decisions and administrative measures taken in copyright cases; development of initiatives to adopt new administrative measures and regulations deemed to be necessary on the basis of the above; preparation of such measures and regulations;
analysis of the international and European integration processes, legal tendencies and developments related to copyright; introduction of initiatives on the measures to be taken in view of such analyses;
participation in the preparation of conclusion and promulgation of treaties and conventions;
keeping a record of treaties and conventions as well as supporting the implementation thereof;
participation in the international and European cooperation (e.g. providing information and consultation services upon request);
providing information to the public, holding presentations and participation in promotion related activities in the field of copyright protection.
c.) Coordination of the Council of Copyright Experts