In 1995, the Russian Federation joined the Berne Convention and incorporated the Convention’s provisions into its national legislation. No official copyright registration is therefore required for any type of composition or work of literature, art, or music, or for any other cultural activity.

Nevertheless, official organizations which manage authors’ rights do also provide copyright depositing facilities. The Russian Authors’ Society and RAO “COPYRUS” allow literary works, works of art, music manuscripts, sculptures, designs, architectural projects, scenarios, scripts etc., to be deposited with them. A certificate in English can be issued for an extra fee.

PATENTICA provides all the services necessary for the depositing of works of art. We can also arrange for the translation of literary works from English and other national languages into Russian.