Legitimacy of Intellectual Property in the Law of Iran

  •  Mehdi Pirhaji    
  •  Solmaz Khodapanahandeh    
  •  Maryam Rafiei    


Intellectual property right is a new law concept which determines the manner of protection and the use of human intellectual creation. Iran joined to the international public union known as Paris Convention in 1959 for protecting the agricultural, industrial and commercial property. Though Iran has not yet joined to the Berne Convention, by approving different laws regarding to the property of authors, composers, artists, software designers and inventors, Iran protects them. In the history of Iranian law, protection of industrial property takes precedence over literary and artistic property. There is dispute among Islamic jurists and scholar about the legitimacy of moral right and that is the main reason of Iran for not joining to the Berne Convention. The main goal of this research is to obtain more knowledge about Iranian law regarding to Legitimacy of moral property in Iran Law. The main method for gathering information here is library type and the main tools are using books, magazines and internet data. The method of research is descriptive.

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