As part of our commitment to simplifying the experience of resolving competing claims to the same royalties, Screenrights’ competing claims resolution processes were updated in July 2023 following a review and member consultation.
WHAT IS A COMPETING CLAIM?
A competing claim happens when two or more members submit registrations to Screenrights for exactly the same title and the claims overlap in some way. This means that the members are asserting the same rights and claiming the same royalties.
When there is a competing claim it is unclear to Screenrights who is entitled to royalties for the title, so we ask our members to resolve the competing claim by reviewing their own claims and speaking with each other.
Find out more about competing claims here.
In limited cases the parties to a competing claim find that they are unable to reach a resolution themselves. If you find yourself in this position, don’t be shy in getting in touch with the Resolution Team to explore your options.