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Česky: Státní znak Chorvatské republiky
Deutsch: Wappen Kroatiens
English: Coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia
Español: Escudo de armas de la República de Croacia
Français: Armoiries de la République Croatie
Hrvatski: Grb Republike Hrvatske
Македонски: Грб на Хрватска
Українська: Герб Хорватії
Date 21 December 1990 (protected internationally since 7 September 1993
Source Croatian Wikipedia
New version based on New graphical standards, Decision of the Parliament
Author Croatian Parliament - ZAKON O GRBU, ZASTAVI I HIMNI RH TE ZASTAVI I LENTI PREDSJEDNIKA RH which based its decision on the design by Miroslav Šutej F.C.A. proposals.
Ma Croatian squares Ljubicic.gif Ga (based on Decision of the Parliament)
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Public domain This work is not an object of copyright according to the Copyright and related rights act of the Republic of Croatia.

Article 8.

  1. The subject matter of copyright shall include expressions and not ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts as such.
  2. The subject matter of copyright shall not include:
    (1) discoveries, official texts in the domain of legislation, administration, judiciary (acts, regulations, decisions, reports, minutes, judgments, standards, and the like) and other official works and their collections, disclosed for the purpose of officially informing the public;
    (2) news of the day and other news, having the character of mere items of press information;
  3. Folk literary and artistic creations in their original form shall not be the subject matter of copyright, but their communication to the public is subject to the payment of remuneration, as for the communication to the public of protected copyright works. The remuneration shall be the revenue of the budget, and shall be used for improving the creativity in the field concerned.
Translations of official texts in the domain of legislation, administration and judiciary, shall be protected, unless made for the purpose of officially informing the public and are disclosed as such.

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Coat of arms of Croatia

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