The National Center of Intellectual Property (NCIP) of the Republic of Belarus

Activity

In accordance with the law, NCIP collectively manages the property rights of authors and other rightholders in the Republic of Belarus in cases when it is complicated to exercise such individually.

NCIP operates in accordance with the received state accreditation as an organization for collective management of property rights on the basis of agreements concluded with authors and rightholders of works, as well as foreign organizations for collective management.

NCIP provides collective management of property rights in the following areas:

  • management of exclusive rights to literary, dramatic, musical-dramatic, choreographic and other screen writing works during their public performance as part of performances (scenic plays) and other theatrical and spectacular performances;
  • management of exclusive rights to musical works with and without text during their public performance;
  • management of exclusive rights to musical works with text and without text when they are broadcast or cablecast;
  • management of exclusive rights to musical works with and without text when communicated to the public, except for broadcasting and cablecasting;
  • management of exclusive rights to musical works with and without text during their reproduction, import and distribution on physical media;
  • management of exclusive rights to theatrical plays during their public performance;
  • management of exclusive rights to literary works and works of science during their reproduction;
  • management of exclusive rights to works of fine art, applied art and design during their public display as part of performances (scenic plays) and other theatrical and spectacular performances;
  • exercise of the rights of authors of musical works with or without text to royalties for public performance, broadcasting or transmission by cable of audiovisual works, including these musical works.

Currently, NCIP provides collective management of property rights of more than 4.6 thousand Belarusian authors and other rightholders. On the basis of existing agreements on mutual representation of interests concluded with foreign collective management organizations, NCIP represents in the Republic of Belarus the interests of over 1 million authors and other rightholders from around the world. As of July 2017, NCIP established relations of mutual representation with CMOs from 40 countries of the world.

NCIP has been performing collective management activities since 2007. During the period of NCIP conducting that activities, from 2007 to 2016, collection of royalties through collective management of property rights in the Republic of Belarus increased by more than 11 times (from 3,959,322,433 rubles in 2007 to 4,427,305.93, taking into account the denomination in 2016), the total payment of royalties to Belarusian and foreign authors and rightholders per year increased by 18 times (from 1,750,922,729 rubles in 2007 in 2007 to 3,146,308.74 rubles taking into account the denominations in 2016).

NCIP is a full member of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), as well as it is a co-founder of the Confederation of Rightholders’ Societies of Europe and Asia (CRSEA).

Established

2001

Structure and Management

  • The National Center of Intellectual Property (NCIP) includes the Center for Collective Management (CCM)
  • Head of CCM NCIP – A. Bichurin

General Director of NCIP

V. Ryabovolov

 

www.ncip.by