Intellectual Property rights in England

Thank Goodness for Small Claims  December 12, 2012 – 09:10 am
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When we think of intellectual property rights in England and Wales we generally conjure up images of corporate titans either hurling legal thunderbolts at each other like Apple and Samsung, or of corporate titans gleefully crushing pitiable citizens underfoot like the BPI versus … well, everybody, apparently. Prior to very recently there was no track available for individual or small-business intellectual property owners to pursue rights violation cases. With the Digital Economy Act still slumbering, any rights violations had to be pursued through the courts, requiring specialist law firms and bags of money, which basically restricted such claims to the mega-sized corporations.

However, it looks like Hargreaves Review of 2011 is actually having a beneficial effect on intellectual property procedures in England and Wales, as a small claims track has been established at all Patent Country Courts, designed to hear IP violations claims with awards limited to £5, 000. This gives the individual and small business their first legitimate tool with which to fight small time IP theft or rights violations. As a small-claims procedure it’s even possible that in very simple cases a solicitor would not even be necessary, though of course hiring an IP specialist may still be advisable.

Source: IntellectualPropertyBlawg

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