According to Art. 3 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights - Object of the copyright is any work of literature, art and science, which is a result of a creative activity and is expressed in any way and in any objective form, such as:

1. literary works, including works of scientific and technical literature, journalism and computer programs;

2. musical works;

3. stage works - dramatic, musical-dramatic, pantomime, choreographic and others;

4. films and other audio-visual works;

5. works of fine art, including works of applied art, design and folk arts and crafts;

6. realized works of architecture and implemented development (structural) plans;

7. фотографски произведения и произведения, създадени по начин, аналогичен на фотографския;

8. approved architectural projects, approved projects in spatial planning, maps, schemes, plans and others, related to architecture, territorial organization, geography, topography, museum work and any field of science and technology;

9. graphic design of a printed edition;

10. cadastral maps and state topographic maps.

(2) Objects of copyright are also:

1. translations and adaptations of existing works and folklore works;

2. arrangements of musical works and folklore works;

3. periodicals, encyclopedias, collections, anthologies, bibliographies, databases and the like, which

(3) The object of the copyright may also be a part of a work under para. 1 and 2, as well as the preparatory sketches, plans and the like.

According to Art. 2 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights - Copyright over the works of literature, art and science arises for the author with the creation of the work.

According to Art. 5 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights - The author is the natural person, as a result of whose creative activity a work has been created. Other natural or legal persons may be holders of copyright only in the cases stipulated in this law.

The author has the right

According to Art. 15 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights - The author has the right:

1. to decide whether the work created by him may be disclosed and to determine the time, place and the manner in which this shall be done, with the exception of the objects under Art. 3, para.1, sect. 4, 6 and 8, where this right is agreed with a contract;

2. to demand recognition of his authorship over the work;

3. to decide whether his work should be published under a pseudonym or anonymously;

4. to request that his name, pseudonym or other identifying author's sign be marked accordingly in each use of the work;

5. to demand preservation of the integrity of the work and to oppose any changes in it, as well as any other action that could violate his legitimate interests or his personal dignity;

6. to change his work, if this does not infringe rights acquired by other persons;

7. access to the original of the work, when it is in the possession of another person and when this is necessary in order to exercise a non-property or property right provided for in this law;

8. to stop the use of the work due to changes in his beliefs, with the exception of the realized works of architecture, as he compensates for the suffered damages the persons who have legally acquired the right to use the work.

According to Art. 18 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights - The author has the exclusive right to use the work created by him and to allow its use by other persons, except in cases where this law provides otherwise.

According to Art. 72 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights - Copyright-related rights have:

1. the performers over their performances;

2. the producers of sound recordings over their sound recordings;

3. the producers of the original recording of a film or other audiovisual work over the original and the copies obtained as a result of this recording;

4. the radio and television organizations over their programs.

According to Art. 95 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights - Whoever infringes a copyright, related right or other right under this law, owes compensation to the right holder or to the person to whom he has assigned an exclusive right for use.

Patent Bureau Plovdiv