Relevant issues (especially related to authors’ rights, industrial design, patents, marks etc) can be found within the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (see chapter 4.1.6). The status of freelance artists (including fashion, textile, and graphic design) is covered within the Law on the Rights of Freelance Artists and Encouraging Cultural Creativity (see chapter 4.1.3 and chapter 4.1.5) and relevant regulations.
Legislation relating to architectural services and regarding urban planning is within the competence of the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets. Key challenges with regard to cooperation between the Ministry of Culture and Media and the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets refers to the need to ensure respect for cultural heritage protection provisions in the context of development projects. This was especially relevant within the process of legalisation of illegally constructed buildings and sites in the last couple of years. While it is understandable that the government decided to launch this process and finally legalised buildings constructed decades ago that never obtained all of the necessary permits, at the same time there is a concern that in this process protection of cultural heritage and in particular respect for archaeological sites and zones might be endangered. The Zagreb and Sisak-Moslavina county earthquakes again opened these issues within the debates on the Law on the Reconstruction of the City of Zagreb and Sisak-Moslavina county.