– Law on the Protection of Intellectual Property (Law No. 31/2009) dated October 26, 2009, published on December 14, 2009, amended on September 24, 2018.
Membership in International Conventions
– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
– Universal Copyright Convention.
– WTO's TRIPS Agreement.
– Marrakesh Treaty, since January 25, 2022.
Registration is not required for owners of an original work. Copyright protection is automatic and free from the moment a work is created.
Duration: during the lifetime of the author, plus 50 years after his death.
Authority name: Office of the Registrar General, Rwanda Development Board (RDB).
Internet address: https://org.rdb.rw/intellectual-property-rights