Author’s right is a legal term, that describes the rights, granted to inventors in respect with their literary and artistic items. The author’s right covers a wide range of items, such as: books, music, oil paintings, sculptures, films, computer programs, databases, commercials, geographic maps and technical drawings. This right enjoys the Egyptian legal protection by virtue of Law No. 82 of 2002. The protection also includes the adjacent rights, such as the rights of the performance artists, producers of audio record and broadcast organizations. Egypt was keen to join several conventions and treaties,
- Bern Agreement for Protection of the Literary and Artistic items.
- Agreement of Rome of 1961, the International Agreement of Protection for performance artists, producers of audio records and broadcast organizations and protection of the author’s rights.
- WIPO treaty regarding the author’s rights, which was approved by the Diplomatic Conference on 20th of December 1996.
- Agency deed legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
- Copy of the passport or ID. of the applicant or his attorney
- Submitting the model, prepared for registration purposes.
- Certificate evidencing the registration of the artistic work in any other country and data pertinent thereof.
- Two original copies of the work