The second article from the series “The assignment and licensing in the field of intellectual property rights” is dedicated to the transfer contracts of such rights.
The article analyzes the economic rights in a work created for the fulfillment of job duties specified in an individual employment contract, the contract of commissioning future works and the publishing contract. The theatrical or musical performance contract, the contract for the rental of a work and the contract for audiovisual adaptation will be analyze separately in another article. Also, the article analyzes the general conditions applied to the 3 contracts and the special conditions provided by the Law no. 8/1996 on copyright and related rights.
The article underlines the importance of the publishing contract as the most common way to exploit the rights of the author, hence the rules of this contract offer solutions that can be applied by similarity to other contracts that assert the rights of the author.