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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Could GDPR hinder access to information critical to enforcing intellectual property rights?
Jun 1, 2018
This is the question being asked by intellectual property lawyers across Europe after the directive came in to force last week. You may have noticed fewer spam emails this week, af...
Lord Neuberger seeks clarity over CJEU decisions post-Brexit
Aug 10, 2017
The President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger has said the UK government will need to clarify how decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) should be inter...
What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
May 25, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form sinc...
Court Fees in Intellectual Property Claims
Nov 28, 2016
In March 2015, Court Fees for civil claims were significantly increased, with the stated aim of achieving financial stability for the courts; money claims valued at over £200,000 n...
Business dealings and legal jurisdiction in contract claims
Nov 21, 2016
The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that, in determining the place of performance of a contract, it is for a Claimant before the English courts to present an argument that the E...
Court Ruling Demonstrates Importance of Meeting Deadlines
Nov 7, 2016
Default judgment is a procedural process whereby a claimant in a claim can apply for judgment to be entered against a Defendant, regardless of the merits of its claim, if the Defen...
Court Orders Destruction of Confidential Information Before Trial
Aug 26, 2016
The High Court recently granted an order before trial containing a provision not believed ever to have been included in such an order before. The case is Arthur J Gallagher Service...
Successful Case Still Leaves Led Zeppelin Counting the Cost
Aug 19, 2016
We have previously reported, and indeed it has been reported globally, on the copyright case brought against Led Zeppelin in Los Angeles. Led Zeppelin were successful defending the...
Case Stayed Over Failure to Pay Correct Court Fee
Aug 18, 2016
The government (relatively) recently (April 2015) introduced large increases to fees for issuing a claim in the civil courts. As a result, the issue fee for a claim that may be in ...
Inspection of Documents Referred to in a Witness Statement or Statement of Case
Aug 4, 2016
Background In a dispute between Blue Holdings PTE Ltd & another v National Crime Agency (NCA), Blue Holdings applied for an order for disclosure of letters of request for mutual l...
Criminality and IP Infringement
Jul 27, 2016
When it comes to intellectual property (IP) infringement, time is most likely to be of the essence as matters can progress very quickly. A matter of hours can make a difference to ...
MP Report Attacks MoJ On Court Fee Increases
Jun 28, 2016
We have reported previously on the hikes in civil court fees which came into force last year see various articles such as: Court fees set to increase again? UK Government to put...
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