The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court — cost-effective and quick procedure for IP dispute resolution
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) (previously called the Patents County Court) now sits as a specialist listing within the Chancery Division of the High Court. On 12 November 2013, a new judge was appointed: Richard Hacon.
As the December 2012 guide to the court explains, the court ‘aims to provide cheaper, speedier and more informal procedures to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises, and private individuals, are not deterred from innovation by the potential cost of litigation to safeguard their rights’. More recently, the minister for intellectual property (IP), Lord Younger, has been quoted as saying that the IPEC is ‘a viable place for businesses of any size to protect their IP and to ensure access to justice at a fair cost for all rights holders and other businesses’.
As an alternative to litigation in the English Patents Court, or in other jurisdictions, the following are some key characteristics of the IPEC…
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