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A How To Guide: IPEC Small Claims Track

19 October @ 17:00 - 19:00 BST

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This special event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 19 October at 5pm. It will look in detail at how to decide if the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) Small Claims Track is suitable for your claim, the process of making a claim, how it will proceed and what procedures might apply.

The IPEC is designed to help individuals and SMEs to get access to justice in a more affordable way. It deals with IP disputes including registered trademarks, designs, patents and importantly for us, copyright. It can be used by illustrators, writers, musicians, photographers and other rights holders for less complex intellectual copyright cases, including infringements of artwork.


Cases are heard by District Judges or by Deputy District Judges and are for claims less than £10,000.  They have simpler procedures by which the most straightforward intellectual property claims with a low financial value can be decided, without the need for parties to be legally represented; substantial pre-hearing preparation; and without the parties putting themselves at risk of anything but very limited costs.

This session will be hosted by Nicola Solomon, CEO of the Society of Authors and CRA Chair who is also a small claims track judge. She will be joined by District Judge Charlotte Hart, IPEC (Small Claims Track), Royal Courts of Justice and Antony Craggs, Partner, Intellectual Property, Lewis Silkin LLP.


If you would like to attend please contact [email protected].


19 October
17:00 - 19:00 BST
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