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Blocking order available to IP owners in UK

Kingsley Egbuonu, London

The England and Wales Court of Appeal has confirmed that senior courts have jurisdiction to grant an injunction requiring ISPs in the UK to block websites selling counterfeit goods, in a case involving Cartier. The Court also held that ISPs can bear the costs of implementing such orders

The case was an appeal brought by five UK internet service providers (ISPs) against the website blocking orders granted by Mr Justice Arnold in favour of Richemont in 2014.

Richemont made an application for an injunction requiring the ISPs to...

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