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What Cartier v BT means for rights holders

Michael Loney, New York

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that brand owners must pay the costs of ISPs blocking sites that sell counterfeit goods. But how big are these costs and will the ruling apply to copyright injunctions?

UK Supreme Court external 300In a surprise judgment in Cartier v BT (UKSC 2016/0159) this week, the UK Supreme court ruled that trade mark holders must bear the costs of implementing website blocking injunctions.

Brand owners must now pay the technical and other...

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