On May 10, 2016, Chile delivered to WIPO its instrument of ratification to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.

Chile becomes the 17th country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty. The treaty will come into force following 20 ratifications/accessions.

The Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has signed a new Statutory Instrument, implementing the European CRM Directive (Directive 2014/26/EU).

There will also be further regulations from the Controller of Patents as to the details of the Compliance Statement and any amendments to the annual registration process and ICLA is currently working through the SI to evaluate what changes to the structure of the organisation and to the workflow are required.

This complements the recent communication in the UK also implementing the CRM Directive.
Click here for the Irish Statutory Instrument.

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. The press release is available here

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