This could be a useful area for law firms
A law that could help intellectual property owners assert their rights more freely came into force yesterday. The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 curtails a legal remedy available to a party threatened with IP infringement. From now parties cannot be held liable for making an ‘unjustified threat’ merely by asserting their ownership. The act introduces a provision preventing actions from being brought against advisers provided they act on instructions and identify their client in communications.