First annual report published on the monitoring of organisations for collective management of copyright

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The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), which monitors organisations for the collective management of copyright, has published its first annual report on monitoring issues.

Pending monitoring cases at the PRH relate to the transfer of rights based on contracts, activity of the collective management organisations in the market and extent of the rightholder’s self-determination.

In 2020, there were seven organisations for the collective management of copyright and related rights in Finland. All the organisations have to submit a transparency report to the PRH.

Owing to the duty to provide guidance and to promote good practices as stated in the Collective Management Act, the PRH is preparing guidelines concerning transparency reports.

Read more about the monitoring of organisations for the collective management of copyright in the annual report 2020.

For more information, please contact:

Petra Sormunen
Legal Officer
Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
Tel: +358 29 509 5327

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We work for the benefit of companies and organizations.

We register companies, associations, foundations and other organizations and corporations, as well as enterprise mortgages and LEI codes. We examine and grant patents and register utility models. We also register trademarks for products and services and provide design protection. We oversee and approve auditors and monitor foundations and the collective management of copyright.

We offer our customers advisory services and courses. We give information about companies, organizations, corporations and immaterial rights.

Our office is an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) for international PCT patent applications.

Our office comes under the administrative sector of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE), and we negotiate each year with the MEAE on our performance targets. Our office is subject to net budgeting, meaning that about 95% of our expenses are covered by the income we make from our services.

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