IP Case Law
Case law comprises the reported decisions of selected appellate and other courts (called courts of first impression) which make new interpretations of the law and, therefore, can be cited as precedents. In England and Wales, courts decide the law applicable to a case by interpreting statutes and applying precedents which record how and why prior cases have been decided.
The following pages address each IP right in turn, and incorporate a selection of the more important and most recent decisions of the English High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords, now the Supreme Court.
These pages will be regularly updated with any IP related Court decision which materially affects the day-to-day operation of micro, small or medium sized enterprises. Members of ip4all will also have access to detailed notes of advice, which will explain the impact of a particular Court decision upon the operation of its business, and make suggestions as to how best to deal with the implications of such decisions.