Tel No. (+971) 04-335-5899

News & Media

Algeria Joins Two Copyright Treaties

By: Imran K. (Dec 01, 2013)

Algeria has told the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) it will sign up to two of its copyright treaties.

The North African country will become part of the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT).

A statement on the WIPO website confirms the country’s accession to the treaties and adds that they will take effect as of January 31 next year.

Signed in Geneva, in 1996, the WCT outlines additional protections for copyright deemed necessary due to advances in information technology and ensures that computer programs are protected as literary works.

Also signed in 1996, the WPPT was designed to maintain the protection of the rights of performers and producers of phonograms.

A statement from Algeria’s IP office, The National Office of Copyright and Neighboring Rights, says its accession will “undoubtedly expand and strengthen” its efforts to fight against all violations of literary and artistic IP.

“The Ministry of Culture has made the issue of human rights of literary and artistic property and against all their attacks, one of the priorities of its agenda,” it says.

“Algeria is a member of several international instruments and is ready to join future treaties of WIPO.”

Source: worldipreview.com


Other News

Kuwait Adopting NICE 10th Edition
Oct 15, 2016

The tenth edition of the Nice Classification is expected to enter into force on January 1, 2017 in ...

Website Relaunched
Apr 22, 2013

We are proud to announce that we have relaunched our website (Beta).As you will see it is a complet...

POA not required by Cyprus in Filing eTrademark Applications
May 04, 2016

The Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver in Cyprus announced that Powers of A...

Jordan Amends Patent Law
May 20, 2017

Jordan’s Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that the amended Patent Law No. 16 and the amende...

Special IP Court Circuit Launched in the UAE Under Federal Courts
Mar 23, 2016

The Minister of Justice at the United Arab Emirates issued the Ministerial Resolution No. 137 for 2...