By virtue of copyright protection, the author shall have the exclusive right to use his entire work or an identifiable part thereof in any tangible or intangible form and to authorise each and every such use. Legal disputes regarding copyright – like existence of copyright protection, infringement of copyrights or question of authorship - shall be settled by the court.
As copyright protection is not a registered right, in case of a legal dispute all facts and circumstances related to the work should be proven before the court. The entry of the work into the voluntary register at the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) following the creation can help the author in this matter.
The certificate grants neither copyright nor any other title of protection related to intellectual creations. It only serves as a means of evidence to prove that the work or subject matter of related rights entered into the voluntary register as the applicant’s own creation existed with the same contents as those of the copy of the work attached to the certificate on the date of issue of the certificate, and that the owner recognized it as his own creation.
Works are entered into the voluntary register at HIPO’s Client Service.
Due to the time requirement of the process, we can accept requests for entry into the voluntary register of works not later than 1 hour before the end of opening hours.
We can enter more than three works at the same time into the voluntary register of works only on a date and time fixed in advance.
Detailed rules of the voluntary register of works
Elements of entry into the voluntary register of works
Form to request entry into the voluntary register of works (application form with guide)
Basic concepts of copyright law