The following IP guidance note Produced in partnership with Angela Fox of Maucher Jenkins provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ( IPEC ) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) which is intended to provide access to justice in IP matters for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that might not otherwise be able to assert or defend an IP claim. The IPEC is also intended to provide a forum in which lower-value IP disputes can be litigated at proportionate costs. Note: the Intellectual Property List includes three sub-lists: Intellectual Property, Patents Court and the IPEC, and is part of the Business and Property Courts of the High Court that were introduced on 2 October 2017. For more information about the Business and Property Courts, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts and for more information about the impact of the launch of the Business and Property Court on IP matters, see News Analysis: Framework of Business and Property Courts sets ‘solid groundwork for success’.
A key element of both is the cap on recoverable costs in multi-track claims, which forms the bulk of the IPEC’s case load. Parties to multi-track claims in the IPEC know that in a trial on liability, absent abuse of process, or unreasonable conduct, they will not be able to recover more than £50,000 in costs if they win, and that they will be liable for no more than £50,000 of the other
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