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Posted on 9 January 2012 by Conybeare Solicitors

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

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Businesses may be interested in a number of recently-launched intellectual property (IP) initiatives. The government has announced that it will be introducing a new small-claims service for IP cases in the Patents County Court. The new process will limit fixed costs and allow damages of up to £5,000 for each case. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) estimates that around 150 firms will benefit from the service every year.

This checklist highlights the key IP rights businesses need to be aware of.