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UK Supreme Court hears arguments on costs of ISP blocking orders

James Nurton, London


Who should pay for the costs of implementing orders to block websites that sell counterfeit goods? That was the question considered by the UK Supreme Court in the Cartier International v British Telecommunications case on January 30

SupCt-UK-300During a hearing that lasted just over four-and-a-half hours, five Supreme Court judges engaged with issues including three EU directives, several CJEU cases, the differences between copyright and trade mark rights and parallels between internet service providers (ISPs) and banks.


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