– Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 6-I of June 10, 1996 on Copyright and Related Rights, as amended.

Membership in International Conventions

– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since April 12, 1999.
– Phonograms Convention, since August 3, 2001.
– WIPO Copyright Treaty, since November 12, 2004.
– WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, since November 12, 2004.
– Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, since June 30, 2012.
– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since November 30, 2015.


Registration is not required for owners of an original work. Copyright protection is automatic and free from the moment a work is created. However, registration is possible and provides important benefits such as proof of ownership. 

Duration: during the lifetime of the author, plus 70 years after his death.


Authority name: National Institute of Intellectual Property (NIIP).  Internet address: www.kazpatent.kz  

Collective Management Organizations: ABYROY, KazAK (www.kazak.kz/?lang=eng).