COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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San Marino/ 5.2 Legislation on culture  

There is neither framework legislation concerning culture or cultural policy in San Marino nor a law referring to the "status of artists", whether employees, self-employed or free-lance.

Table 1:     Main international legal instruments related to culture adopted and their enforcement in national legislation

Depositary
Title, place and year of the international act

Year of signature, adoption and ratification

WIPO
Convention for the protection of industrial property and subsequent revisions, Paris 20 March 1883

Ratification, 1959
Decree n. 78/1991

WIPO
Agreement for the repression of false or deceptive indications of source on goods and subsequent revisions, Madrid 14 April 1891

Ratification, 1960
Decree n. 78/1991

WIPO
Agreement concerning the international registration of marks and subsequent revisions, Madrid 14 April 1891

Ratification, 1960
Decree n. 35/1968

UNESCO
Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, London 16 November 1945

Signature, 1952
Decree n. 28/1967

WIPO
Convention establishing the World Industrial Property Organisation, Stockholm 4 July 1967, amended in 1979

Accession, 1991
Decree n. 78/1991

WIPO
Stockholm Act revising the Madrid Agreement concerning the international registration of marks of 14 April 1891 and subsequent revisions, Stockholm 14 July 1967, amended in 1979

Acceptance, 1991
Decree n. 78/1991

WIPO
Additional Act of Stockholm to the Madrid Agreement of 14 April 1891 for the repression of false or deceptive indications of source on goods and revised in Lisbon on 31 October 1958, Stockholm 14 July 1967

Acceptance, 1991
Decree n. 78/1991

UNESCO
Agreement on the importation of educational, scientific and cultural materials and Protocol thereto, Florence 17 June 1950

Accession, 1974
Decree n. 92/1974

UNESCO
Universal Copyright Convention and Protocols thereto, Geneva 6 September 1952

Accession, 1984
Decree n.105/1984

Council of Europe
European Convention on the equivalence of diplomas leading to admission to universities, Paris 11 December 1953

Ratification, 1996
Decree n. 65/1991

UNESCO
Convention for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict, regulations for the execution and Protocol thereto, The Hague 14 May 1954

Ratification, 1956
Decree n. 46/1955

Council of Europe
European Cultural Convention, Paris 19 December 1954

Accession, 1986
Decree n. 8/1986

UNO
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New York 19 December 1966

Accession, 1985
Decree n. 109/1985

WIPO
Patent Cooperation Treaty, Washington 19 June 1970

Accession, 2004
Decree n. 94/2004

UNESCO
Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage, Paris 16 November 1972

Ratification, 1991
Decree n. 67/1991

Convention on the Grant of European Patents (EPC – European Patent Convention), updated in Munich on 29 November 2000 and entered into force on 13 December 2007, and relevant texts and Additional Protocols, Munich 5 October 1973

Accession, 2009
Decree n. 48/2009

UNESCO
Protocol to the Agreement of 22 November 1950 on the importation of educational, scientific and cultural materials, Nairobi 26 November 1976

Accession, 1985
Decree n. 105/1984

UNESCO
Convention on the recognition of studies, diplomas and degrees concerning higher education in the States belonging to the Europe Region, Paris 21 December 1979

Ratification, 1983
Decree October 1999

Council of Europe
European Convention on the protection of the archaeological heritage (revised), Valletta 16 January 1992

Signature, 1992

WIPO
European Convention relating to questions on copyright law and neighbouring rights in the framework of transfrontier broadcasting by satellite, Strasbourg 11 May 1994

Signature, 1994

WIPO
Geneva Act of The Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs, Geneva 2 July 1999

Accession, 2011
Decree no. 70/2011

WIPO
Patent Law Treaty, Geneva 1 June 2000

Signature, 2000

Council of Europe
Framework Convention on the value of cultural heritage for society, Faro 27 October 2005

Accession, 2006

UNESCO
Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions, Paris 20 October 2005

Congress of State Decision authorising accession, n. 4 of 16 May 2006


Chapter published: 07-10-2015

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