The duration and transfer of intellectual property rights

For how long are intellectual property rights valid?The normal validity period for economic rights lasts for the entire life of the author plus seventy years after his or her death. The duration is different for moral rights and other services as well as for the work of authors who died before 1987.

When is a work or service considered public domain?When the copyright period has expired the work or service becomes public domain and any person may use it, free of charge

Can intellectual property rights be transferred?Generally speaking, intellectual property rights can be transferred by means of a written document.

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