Registration of Works

Registration of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Works

Pursuant to Law no. 55/2012, of September 6, modified by the one of 19th of May and Ordinance no. 254/2015, of 20th of August, ICA is currently the entity responsible for registering all cinematographic and audiovisual works.

The legal regime is provided for in article 47 and following of Decree-Law no. 124/2013, of 30th of August. The registration may be requested by the owners of the intellectual property rights of the work, under the terms of the Copyright and Related Rights Code (Código dos Direitos de Autor e dos direitos Conexos), by their representatives, provided they are duly authorised, or by subjects with obligations to them.

All works produced, distributed or displayed in national territory, whatever their type, format, medium or duration, are registered:

- The legal facts that determine the constitution, transmission, encumbrance, alienation, modification or extinction of the copyright;

- Actions that have as main or accessory aim the constitution, reform, declaration of nullity or annulment of a registration or its cancellation;

- the respective final decisions as soon as they have become final.

The registration of the work is done electronically, at the request of the interested parties, preceded by the registration of the applicant in ICA.
To send the physical support of the work to be registered:

Rua Luís Pastor de Macedo, 25A
Edifício Tobis
1750-156 Lisboa, Portugal

For more information, contact: