Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Chapter 15

Rights and Remedies: Exclusive Licensee

Rights and remedies of exclusive licensee.

306.—(1) An exclusive licensee has, except as against the owner of the performer's property rights, the same rights and remedies in respect of matters occurring after the grant of the licence as if the licence had been an assignment.

(2) The rights and remedies of an exclusive licensee are concurrent with those of the rightsowner and references in sections 255 , 256 , 303 , 304 and 305 to the rightsowner shall be construed accordingly.

(3) In proceedings brought by an exclusive licensee under this section a defendant may avail of any defence which would have been available to the defendant if the action had been brought by the rightsowner.