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the Patents County Court – living the dream!

20 October 2011

The Patents County Court was revamped this time last year with its principle objective being to promote access to justice at proportionate cost for SMEs and other parties involved in lower value IP disputes.

The damages cap which is to be applied to claims in the Patents County Court has now been formally extended to all claims brought in that court (previously it applied only to patents and designs). A sensible move, ensuring that claims relating to all intellectual property rights are brought into line with the court’s objective. With the PCC having dealt with over 100 new cases in the last year, it is apparent that parties have the confidence to resolve their disputes using the reformed process in the court.

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