To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the £10,000 cap on the value of claims brought to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Small Claims Track; and what consideration they have given to raising that cap.
5 January 2021
The IPO commissioned external research into the functioning of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, including the value caps, in 2015. The IPO has also facilitated a series of working groups over the last year looking at the enforcement framework. The cost and accessibility of court processes for IP disputes was considered as part of this review, and questions on these topics were included in the call for views which closed in November this year. The IPO is currently considering the responses received from that exercise and will carry out further assessment as necessary before any recommendations are taken forwards.