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Baker Botts lawyers available to comment on new UK Intellectual Property Law

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LONDON, 5 May 2017 - On April 27th, the UK enacted The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act. The new law amends the UK’s current IP law and now applies to “unjustified threats” when bringing infringement of patents, registered trademarks, rights in registered designs, design right or Community designs proceedings. 

Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property (IP) lawyers in London are reviewing the implications of these changes to better understand the impact on IP infringement proceedings. 

Zarah Rasool, a Senior Associate experienced in patents, trade marks, copyright, designs and confidential information, can discuss the following: 
• The extension of the prohibition against threats to IP infringement litigation outside the UK; 
• The available remedies for manufacturers, importers, distributors, customers and users against rights holders for unjustified threats, which include damages for loss caused by the threats and injunctions against further threats; and 
• How rights holders can distinguish threats of litigation made legitimately from those used to damage a commercial rival and the impact of this on legal costs and complexity of pre-action conduct in infringement cases.

With over 180 IP lawyers and patent professionals, holding over 200 technical degrees, Baker Botts has an incredibly deep bench of practitioners with a wealth of experience in patent litigation, patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings. 

Learn more about Baker Botts’ IP practice

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