Copyright Precedents
Copyright Precedents

The following IP guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Copyright Precedents
  • Introduction
  • Precedents


This document contains quick links to the Precedents relevant to copyright. These include the main statements of case to start and then run copyright proceedings.


Letter of claim—copyright infringement

See Precedent: Letter of claim—copyright infringement. This is a Precedent letter of claim (also referred to as a letter before action or a cease and desist letter) for use when there is an alleged copyright infringement. A letter of claim is a letter that puts an alleged infringer on notice that court proceedings may be brought against them. The courts take the view that litigation should be a last resort, therefore, parties are encouraged to resolve their disputes at an early stage by communicating with each other and