Who can refer a dispute
In general, only the person seeking a copyright licence can refer disputed matters to the tribunal. However, where the tribunal has already made a decision in a particular area, the collecting society as well as the licensee may apply to the tribunal to change that decision, usually on the grounds that circumstances have changed materially since the tribunal last considered the matter. Any party to a tribunal hearing may appeal against its decision, but only on points of law.
Rules of procedure
New rules of procedure were introduced on 6 April 2010.
Proceedings in the Copyright Tribunal are initiated by serving a notice on the Secretary in accordance with Rule 7 using the form shown in Schedule 1 to the Rules.
The notice must be accompanied by a statement of case and fee (50, in most cases, cheques made payable to the Intellectual Property Office).
Please refer to the Rules for further details concerning procedures.
The Tribunal has its own rules of procedure.
Under rule 4 our new office address is:
10 Victoria Street
Cheques to cover the cost of application fees should be made payable to the Intellectual Property Office.