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The registration of computer programs is carried out by the National Center of Intellectual Property in the order of rendering services to interested persons on their initiative (request) on the basis of the information they provide (materials confirming the creation of a computer program and the ownership of the exclusive right to such a computer program to a particular person).

Persons interested in obtaining services for registering computer programs, it is important to understand that the registration that is carried out by NCIP is not the basis or condition for the establishing and implementation of copyright on the computer program. The registration is performed solely in the order of rendering services to interested persons (authors or other rightholders, hereinafter – applicant) on his/her initiative for the purposes of providing him/her with an independent confirmation of the fact of his/her own application for creating a computer program and having the exclusive right to this object.

In view of limited organizational and technical resources and in order to minimize our own costs associated with the provision of this type of services, NCIP has entered into a cooperation agreement with the specialized organization Intellectual Media Technologies Ltd. (hereinafter – registrar), which is responsible for the practical implementation of actions, related to the implementation of registration of computer programs, in particular:

  • analysis of materials submitted by the applicant in order to confirm the existence of a computer program and the validity of an application for the exclusive right to a computer program for a particular person;
  • processing (making electronic copies) of materials submitted by the applicant in relation to the computer program, for the purposes of their subsequent deposition.

The procedure for registration of the computer program is carried out within the framework of the agreement concluded by the applicant with the registrar. The basis for the conclusion of the agreement is the applicant's request (application), drawn up in accordance with the established form and submitted to NCIP personally (through an authorized representative) or by post with the attachment of materials necessary for making a decision on the possibility of registering a computer program. Further procedure for registering a computer program is determined by an agreement, for which NCIP transfers the application to the registrar. The registrar, having concluded the contract with the applicant, carries out the necessary processing of the application and the materials submitted, ensures, in the interests of the applicant, the maintenance of the registration procedure.

As a result of the procedure for registering computer programs:

  • the applicant receives a certificate from NCIP on registration of the computer program;
  • data on the computer program are entered in the NCIP’s Register and placed on the NCIP’s website;
  • materials of the computer program are deposited in NCIP and can subsequently be used to confirm, on behalf of NCIP, the circumstances necessary for the applicant.

Additional information on the registration of computer programs can be obtained by phone +375 17 294-25-68 or by e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  • application for the provision of services for the registration of a computer program;
  • a list of materials required to provide services for the registration of a computer program.

The Register of computer programs registered with the National Center of Intellectual Property:

2007-2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017