Contracts with Slovak Public Bodies have to be Published Online to become Effective
a) it has to be written contract,
b) concluded by so called “Obligee” and
c) has to contain information that was obtained for public funds, concerns use of public funds or disposition with the property of the “Obligees”.
(please note these conditions are not 100 % accurate as Huťko was trying to make it short for you and gasp the philosophy of the provisions only)
“Obligees” are state agencies (including parliament, government, courts, etc.) municipalities, legal entities established by law and by state agencies, as well as legal entities and natural persons that have been given the power by law to make decisions in the area of public administration.
There are of course some exceptions to this rule such as labour contracts, army contracts etc. Some OPCs are published in Central Register of Contracts, Commercial Journal and some on the website of the “Obligee” (there are certain rules).
So where is that promised IP question? Well, some parts of the OPCs obviously do not have to published. In particular those which contain trade secrets or could endanger intellectual property (unless there is a consent of the proprietor). I can clearly see that lots of provisions will be omitted from publication because of IP rights. However, as you may expect, in the most cases it will be done so not because of some deep respect of IP rights, but to avoid transparency and circumvent the provisions in question (invoking copyright laws for instance?). IP rights v. transparency of the government could possibly be another challenging question in the future.
Huťko is really looking forward to see the effect of this provisions in praxis. In particular the case-law relating to evidence of the publication moment and IP rights protection. For some discussion of this amendment please refer here (only Slovak).