Voluntary register of works

In principle, copyright protection shall belong to the person who created the individual and original work, who the author is. However, in some cases authorship can be difficult to prove, as the name of the author might not be shown on the work.

The voluntary register of works offers a solution for these issues. The rightholder can register the work with filling out a form and paying the registration fee of 5000,- HUF. The form may be submitted personally (by the rightholder or other authorized person) at the customer service of HIPO or by post or fax as well.

Upon registration an authentic instrument is issued by HIPO, which does not provide copyright or other type of intellectual property protection to the work by itself, but can be used to prove that the work existed with the submitted content on the date of registration during disputes.