Open consultation

UK implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty


The government is seeking views on how the UK can implement the Marrakesh Treaty.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

In 2013, the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) agreed the Marrakesh Treaty. This Treaty aims to improve access to copyright-protected books for people who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled.

In 2017, the European Union published a Directive and a Regulation to implement this Treaty. This will come into force on 12 October 2018.

The government has launched a public consultation seeking views on how the UK should approach the implementation of the Directive.


Ways to respond

Email to:

Write to:

Marrakesh Directive Consultation
Copyright and Enforcement Directorate
Intellectual Property Office
4 Abbey Orchard Street

Published 8 May 2018