In addition to the authorities competent for the enforcement of administrative procedures and disputes, and civil, criminal, misdemeanour and customs procedures in the field of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, the following institutions, participating in coordination bodies for the enforcement of intellectual property rights, are involved in the protection system of intellectual property rights in a wider sense, or monitoring the data on the right infringements as well:
Ministry of Justice and Public Administration of the Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Justice and Public Administation performs administrative and other tasks in relation to the field of civil, criminal and commercial law and administrative adjudication processes; the tasks in relation to providing international legal assistance; it performs supervision over administrative tasks performed by judicial authorities, state attorney’s office and institutions to conduct misdemeanour procedures and other tasks provided by the law. In relation to the work of coordination bodies for the enforcement of intellectual property rights, the Ministry of Justice, among other things, collects the data on the infringement of intellectual property rights from reporting units (courts) for the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia, which are the subject of monitoring statistical reports on the infringement of intellectual property rights in the Republic of Croatia. The Ministry of Justice monitors the entire enforcement of intellectual property rights and participates in the activities of coordination bodies in relation to their competence.
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Health performs administrative and other activities in relation to: health care system and health insurance; monitoring and improving of citizens’ health condition and needs, protection against infective and non-infective diseases, health soundness and hygiene of food and consumer goods; pharmaceutical inspection and supervision of production and turnover of medicinal products, distribution of drugs and other activities provided by the law.
Croatian Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Croatia
Croatian Bureau of Statistics performs professional tasks in relation to collecting, processing, analysing, keeping, publishing and giving statistical data for use, improving statistical methods and other tasks provided by the law. The Croatian Bureau of Statistics participated in establishing a permanent, uniform and methodologically harmonised system of monitoring the statistical data regarding the enforcement of intellectual property rights for all the competent bodies in the Republic of Croatia, and it keeps cooperating with coordination bodies at the development and improvement of a methodology of collecting statistical data established in this field of work.
Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food
The activities of the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food (HAPIH) have been prescribed by the Act on the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food (OG 111/18) and other regulations, and they include research in the field of agronomy and related fields, plant protection, seed and seedling production, viticulture, winemaking, oil production, fruit growing, vegetable growing, cattle breeding, quality control of stock-farming products, as well as food safety.
HAPIH also provides technical and scientific support to the Ministry of Agriculture with drafting of expert opinions and with conducting laboratory analyses of samples collected in phytosanitary, agricultural and winery inspection. The Food Safety Centre (CSH) operates also within the HAPIH. CSH is one of the contact points of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) and a contact point of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA). In the field of food safety, the CSH performs activities of scientific risk assessment and provides scientific and technical support to other responsible authorities.
Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of Croatia
Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices performs tasks in relation to: issuing approvals for medicinal and homeopathic products to be placed on the market, pharmaceutical testing of medicinal and homeopathic products, performing quality tests of medicinal and homeopathic products and providing findings on quality tests made and approvals for the imported series of a readymade medicinal products to be placed on the market, analysing and evaluating side effects and safety of examinees in clinical examinations, keeping records of medical devices and records of medical devices manufacturers, issuing a working licence to the manufacturers of medicinal and homeopathic products, giving consent to the import and export of medicinal products and medical devices, informing and educating about medicinal and homeopathic products and medical devices, and other tasks provided by the Medicinal Products Act and the Medical Devices Act.