Wednesday, 21 August 2013

New Rules provide for the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.7) Rules 2013 (SI 2013/1974) come into force on 1 October 2013.  These Rules feature, among other thingss, amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) which are made in consequence of the renaming of the Patents County Court for England and Wales as the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court -- which is being reconstituted as a specialist division of the High Court's, Chancery Division.

The Rules amend Part 45 (fixed costs) and Part 63 (intellectual property claims), and include the inevitable transitional and savings provisions.  Consequential amendments are also being made to the Practice Directions to Parts 45 and 63 of the CPR, and to the Practice Direction to Part 30, which concerns the transfer of actions between courts.

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