Turkmenistan approves intellectual property norms
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan.13 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Turkmenistan's Mejlis (parliament) MPs have approved a new version of Civil Code articles relating to intellectual property rights which sets a normal standard for all entities of intellectual property.
Local experts noted that the urgency of making amendments to the civil code was caused by a need to further develop and effectively use national intellectual potential in strengthening government and growth of its economic power, to introduce achievements of science, technology, culture into a system of governmental and public development, implement international law regulations in this field, as well to guarantee on government and international level protection of rights of entities of the property.
In this regard MPs also approved a law 'On copyright and neighbouring rights' regulating relations emerging in regard to the creation and use of works of science, literature and art (copyright), sound records, performances, directions, programmes and the organisation of on-air broadcasting, or cable broadcasting (neighbouring rights).
Development of this legislative act was carried out in order to improve national legislation on intellectual property taking into consideration the economic and social projects of the current period of development of society and the state.
Local mass media stressed the new law will be an effective mean to protect the rights and legal interests of authors and creators of neighbouring rights.
A number of other legislative acts were also approved at the meeting. They included 'On amendments to code of arbitration procedure of Turkmenistan', 'On additions to the Turkmen law' 'On licensing the number of activities', 'On additions to labour code of Turkmenistan' and 'On amendments to the Turkmen law 'On a standard legal act'.