By Gordon Harris, Andrew Maggs, George Sevier

The Intellectual Property Review, seventh edition, has been published. Gowling WLG (Gordon Harris, Andrew Maggs, George Sevier and Ailsa Carter) authored the UK Chapter, which summarises the IP court and litigation systems in the UK, recent developments in relation to IP law and practice, the forms and availability of IP protection and trends and outlook in the IP sphere.

Litigants and lawyers familiar with instructing legal teams around the world in relation to intellectual property rights, particularly patents, will appreciate the time and learning that is necessary to develop an understanding of the court and litigation system in an unfamiliar jurisdiction. Such an understanding is a prerequisite for efficient and effective instruction in, and co-ordination of, global IP litigation strategies.