- The status of collecting societies to enforcing IP rights in their own name (Coöperatieve Vereniging SNB-REACT UA v Deepak Mehta)
- What is the background to this case?
- What did the court decide?
- What are the current legal options for a collecting society that might in principle sue for infringement of its members’ copyrights?
- What impact might the court’s decision have on collecting societies in the UK and other societies representing their members’ interests such as trade associations?
IP analysis: When does a collecting society have standing to represent its members’ intellectual property (IP) rights? Gregor Pryor, partner and co-chair of the entertainment and media industry group at Reed Smith, considers the EU Court of Justice’s decision in Coöperatieve Vereniging SNB-REACT UA v Deepak Mehta and explains its implications for collecting societies in the UK.
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