Caps off in court – a nasty surprise for copyright infringers – Technology Law Update

Posted December 14th, 2016 in costs, damages, intellectual property, news by sally

‘The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, affectionately known as IPEC, is a popular choice for enforcement of intellectual property rights. It offers efficient, tailored procedures and a much more predictable costs regime than standard litigation. Costs awarded to a winning party are normally capped at £50,000 and are often well below this. But a recent decision shows that the costs cap can be disregarded when the rules encouraging early settlement are used. This could offer a major advantage to a claimant, and a nasty surprise for a defendant not willing to engage with settlement discussions.’

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Technology Law Update, 14th December 2016