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Making threats becomes law from 1st October

Written by Michael Coyle on 01 October 2017

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How so?

It clarifies the form of communications which are permitted between parties involved in a dispute over IP infringement.

It prevents the misuse of threats to intimidate or gain an unfair advantage in circumstances where no infringement of an IP right has actually occurred.

It provides a clear framework within which businesses and their professional advisors can operate to resolve disputes, including attempting to negotiate a settlement before turning to litigation. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ip-unjustified-threats-act

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/633353/unjustified-threats-act-guidance-for-business.pdf

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