Overview per Jurisdiction
Governing Law & Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Copyright Act BE 2537. Ascertains the copyright owner to enjoy the right of communication to the public, but states nothing on the establishment of collecting societies. However the law on price control and anti-competition requires collecting societies to notify their establishment to the Department of Internal Trade before their collecting activities.

Is there a specialized dispute resolution body? No
Which Body? N/A
Do the general courts have jurisdiction to determine reasonable license terms where they cannot be agreed? Yes
Which court? The Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court.

Summary of Key Collecting Societies
Type of Licenses
TV Radio Online Production Mechanical Performance / Renting Live Events Products Others
GMM Music Publishing International Company Limited N/A N/A
MPC Music Company Limited N/A N/A N/A
Song Copyright Company Limited N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Thai Copyright Collection Company Limited N/A N/A N/A N/A

N/A - CMO does not offer this type of license

Level of Activity

The local collecting societies are generally active.

Contributors / Coordinators

Both Baker & McKenzie and WIPO coordinated and/or contributed content for this chapter. For more information on the relevant CMOs, please contact the CMOs directly.

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