The agreement between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic on cooperation in the field of protection of copyright and the related rights
of June 18, 1997
The government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic which are referred to as further with the Parties
in view of historically developed relations between two states,
being convinced that the scientific and cultural cooperation and exchange promote the best mutual understanding between the people, and also promote hardening of bonds between the states,
aiming at further cooperation increase in the field of mutual exchange of cultural values by use of works of science, literature and art,
considering modern role of copyright and the related rights in forming of national cultural capacity, in the international cultural exchange, and also in development of the equal interstate trade and economic and scientific and technical relations,
understanding need of creation for this purpose of concurrent favorable conditions for protection of the rights of authors and owners of the related rights,
being guided by desire to develop provisions of the World Convention on copyright of September 6, 1952 and the Agreement on cooperation in the field of protection of the copyright and the related rights signed in Moscow on September 24, 1993 which participants are both Parties,
agreed as follows:
Each of the Parties recognizes copyright and the related rights to the work and the objects of the related rights belonging to physical persons and legal entities of other Party and their legal successors irrespective of the place of their first publication and will provide protection of these rights on the same conditions which are created by the domestic legislation for its own physical persons and legal entities, and use the same legal remedies, on the same bases and in the same amount.
The parties perform and develop cooperation in the field of protection and use of the rights to works of science, literature and art on the basis of mutual advantage and equality according to this agreement and other international treaties which participants they are or will be.
The parties encourage use in the territory of the states of works of science, literature and art created by citizens and legal entities of other Party.
The cooperation of the Parties will be directed on:
settlement, connected with protection and use of the rights to objects of copyright and the related rights;
harmonization of national legal acts in the field of protection of copyright and the related rights, exchange of information, regulating and other documents, and also experience and specialists in the field of protection of copyright and the related rights.
The parties provide protection at the level of requirements of the World Convention on copyright of September 6, 1952 concerning works or the rights to works of citizens of other Party which were created till May 27, 1973, but were not published before this date in the territory of the states of the Parties or in other territory. However, if such works were published before entry into force of this agreement in the territory of the state of other Party as unprotected works, then they will be considered unprotected in the specified territory and after entry into force of this agreement. At the same time the concept "appearance" is interpreted in sense of article VI of the World Convention on copyright of September 6, 1952.
Use of the works specified in Article 5 concerning which terms of protection of copyright did not expire yet falls under action of this agreement.
The parties, according to the Agreement on cooperation in the field of protection of the copyright and the related rights signed in Moscow on September 24, 1993 confirm need of adoption of the bills providing protection of copyright at the level of requirements Bern Conventions on protection literary and works of art, the Geneva Convention on protection of producers of soundtracks from not permitted reproduction of their soundtracks, the Roman Convention on protection of the rights of actors contractors, producers of soundtracks, the organization of TV and radio broadcasting, and also will take measures for participation in the specified Conventions.
All payments and calculations following from application of Article 5 of this agreement will be performed in compliance about the existing foreign exchange legislation of each of the Parties in freely convertible currency, however at the request of the corresponding owner payments and calculations can be perfromed in national currency of the Party making payments.
The parties will inform each other on the laws and other regulatory legal acts of the states important for practical application of this agreement.
Origin, content and the termination of copyright shall be determined by the legislation of that Party in the territory of which state the fact of their use or violation takes place.
All documents directed by the Parties each other during implementation of this agreement are represented in state languages of the Parties with obligatory transfer into Russian, at the same time working language is Russian.
Are responsible for implementation of this agreement:
in the Republic of Uzbekistan - the State copyright agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan (УзРААД);
in the Azerbaijan Republic - Copyright agency of the Azerbaijan Republic (ААПАзР).
The procedure and conditions of cooperation of relevant organs will be determined by free standing agreements between them.
In case of disagreements on the questions following from this agreement or connected with its accomplishment, agents of the parties will hold the corresponding consultations and will make necessary efforts for achievement of settlement of these disagreements.
This agreement does not interfere with participation of the Parties in bilateral and multilateral cooperation with other states in the field of protection of intellectual property rights.
This agreement becomes effective from the date of the last written notice of accomplishment of the interstate procedures by the Parties necessary for its introduction in force and is effective before the expiration of six months from the date of receipt of one of the Parties of the written notice of other Party of its intention to terminate this agreement.
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