Welcome to the Collecting Societies Handbook, your online guide to collective licensing around the world, jointly presented by Baker & McKenzie and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

This website contains information on:

  • Courts and other specialized bodies relevant to copyright licensing and dispute resolution;
  • Rights covered by key audio- and audio-visual collecting societies or collective management organizations (CMOs) and the types of licenses they offer;
  • License rates, where available; and
  • Contact details of CMOs and, in select jurisdictions, legal practitioners in the field of copyright.

For more information on Collecting Societies, please contact Baker & McKenzie and/or WIPO.



After over 6 years of collaboration, this website is no longer being updated and will be taken down
by 7 March 2019.  WIPO and Baker McKenzie no longer accept responsibility for reliance upon the information contained herein. We thank you for your interest and support in this endeavor over the past years.