– Law on Copyright and Related Rights, in force since August 10, 2010.

Membership in International Conventions

– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
– Universal Copyright Convention.
– Phonograms Convention, since May 25, 2009.
– Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, since May 19, 2009.
– WIPO Copyright Treaty, since November 25, 2009.
– WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, since November 25, 2009.
– Marrakesh Treaty, as of April 20, 2021.

Protection

Copyright protection is obtained automatically without the need for registration or other formalities. However, there is a voluntary registration system for copyright and related rights where right owners can voluntarily deposit (register) their work with the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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

Registry

Authority name: Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Internet address: www.ipr.gov.ba  

Collective Management Organizations: AMUS (www.amus.ba), AIS (www.aisbih.org), FONOGRAM (www.fonogram.org), UFI (www.ufi.ba), ORIGINAL (www.original.co.ba), REPROBOS (www.reprobos.org).