Implementation of the Collective Rights Management Directive in the UK

On Friday, 8 April, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) released a communication on the implementation of the EU Collective Rights Management Directive that has become a law as from 10 April. In the press release, the IPO explains the most relevant aspects of the implementation, which includes improvements to the control of rights; decision-making; payments and transparency.
 
The 28 Member States of the European Union had until 10 April 2016 to transpose the provisions of the Collective Rights Management Directive into national law.