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What Cartier v BT means for rights holders

Patrick Wingrove, London


The UK Supreme Court has ruled that brand owners must pay the costs of ISPs blocking sites that sell counterfeit goods. Patrick Wingrove assesses how big these costs could be and whether the ruling will apply to copyright injunctions

Internet service providers (ISPs) should not pay blocking order costs, the UK Supreme Court ruled in June.

In its judgment of Cartier v BT (UKSC 2016/0159), the court overruled the first instance and appeal decisions and said internet service providers...


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