– Law on Copyright and Related Rights of January 10, 2012.

Membership in International Conventions

– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since May 29, 2016.
– Marrakesh Treaty, since January 15, 2021.


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. The application should be filed directly with the Turkmenistan IP Office (there is no online registration service). 

Duration: during the lifetime of the author, plus 50 years after his death.


Authority name: Turkmenistan IP Office. 

Internet address: none.