The government has established following policy and measures to Recognize and Protect Artistic Labor;
1. Article 60 of Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (CDRTL); and
2. The law of intellectual property (Draft).
As mandated by the CDRTL, Article 60 on Intellectual Property, states that "The State guarantees and protects the creation, production and commercialization of literary, scientific and artistic works, including the legal protection of copyright". Pursuant to the article 60 of CDRTL, since 2014 the State Secretary for Art and Culture in partnering with Timorese society of authors have been conducted consultation with various entities; Artistic and cultural groups, culture professional and several artists in order to emerge a law to recognize and protect the artistic labor. Raised awareness on the importance of the intellectual property law, was highlighted in the consultation. Up to now the draft of intellectual property is in the discussion phase in council of ministers and will submit to the president of Republic to be approved.
Reported achievements include:
Have been drafted the intellectual property law
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Culture
Ministry of Justice
Council of Ministers