Update - Patents County Court: Small Claims
Regular readers may recall at the end of 2011 we blogged about changes to the Patents County Court (“the PCC”) procedure. In our blog of 17 November 2011 we provided an update about the Government announcing that a new small claims option will be available in at the PCC which will further help small and medium sized enterprises protect their intellectual property rights.
It has now been announced that the new small claims track will be live on 1 October 2012. Please see our Newsletter explaining some of the changes to the procedures and their effects.
The recent changes to the PCC have resulted from the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property, which we will discuss in upcoming blogs.
If you would like any further information on this subject, please contact Emma Hayward.