To request the determination to be referred to an Independent Expert, you need to submit an Independent Expert Determination Form to Screenrights within five (5) working days of receiving the relevant Internal Determination from Screenrights. Requests for Independent Expert Determinations should be submitted to the Screenrights’ Resolution team by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Parties will have an opportunity to nominate in order their preferred Independent Expert for their matter. Reasonable efforts will be made to engage an Independent Expert that both parties to the Competing Claim have indicated a high preference for, however the choice of Independent Expert will also be subject to the professional availability of the Independent Expert.
Once the Independent Expert has been appointed a cost estimate for the determination will be provided. There are different potential cost consequences if you request an Independent Expert Determination. The cost to you will depend on the outcome. See the CCRP for more information.
On appointment, the Independent Expert will be provided with all the documents used by Screenrights to make its Internal Determination.