UK - New Provisions Around Unjustified Threats of IP Infringement to Take Effect 1 October 2017

29 September 2017

Changes to provisions in UK law relating to unjustified threats to bring proceedings for infringement of patent, trade mark and design rights are to enter in force on 1 October 2017. The changes generally harmonise threats provisions across all of the different IP rights and provide some further guidance on communications to third parties in relation to IP rights that will not be regarded as actionable threats.

If you have any queries in relation to actions that can be taken when an IP right is suspected to have been infringed, please feel free to contact us. Detailed information is also provided in our briefing on this topic.

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