Lower costs for defence of IP could be on the way
Following on from reforms of the PCC introduced in October 2010 the Ministry of Justice has proposed that a small claims track to handle simpler IP cases, in particular copyright and designs cases, should be created. A low cost means for individuals and small and medium enterprises to defend their intellectual property may therefore become available. Subject to the results of the on-going consultation, the small claims track of the PCC could be available from October 2012.
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