Intellectual Property Rights Office for Tonga
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This page provides information about the administration of intellectual property in Tonga. Intellectual property covers copyright and industrial property, including patents, designs, and trademarks.
Copyright can be claimed over any original creative work which is recorded in some way – be that through it being written down, recorded on an audio or audio-visual device, saved to a computer, or any other means.
The rules governing copyright are determined by a variety of international treaties, the most important of which is the Berne Convention.
Berne Convention Status of Tonga
Tonga is part of the Berne Convention. Work created in Tonga is eligible for registration through the Intellectual Property Rights Office's Copyright Registration Service.
|Accession: March 14, 2001
|June 14, 2001
Online Copyright Registration Options in Tonga
(Effective in Tonga and all other Berne Convention countries)
|Cost of International Registration: