Recognizing copyright protection of fictional characters in Romania

Recognizing copyright protection of fictional characters in Romania

Fictional characters range from the generic to the individualized. The more individualized a fictional character, the easier it gets recognized by the public, and, as such, the more likely it is for it to benefit from legal protection. The legal protection of fictional characters as separate from the legal protection awarded the works in which these fictional characters are encountered is recognised in countries such as the United States of America and France. The article explores whether such protection may be granted to fictional characters under Romanian law and is available, courtesy of our IP team, here.