What the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court does

We handle cases relating to intellectual property disputes, including:

  • registered designs
  • patents
  • registered trade marks
  • copyrights
  • other intellectual property rights

If the amount sought (damages) is under £500,000 then the case can also be heard by the Patents Court or the Chancery Division. These 2 courts will hear cases where the amount sought is over £500,000, unless all parties agree that we may hear it.

Certain intellectual property disputes where the amount sought is £10,000 or less will be handled by our ‘small claims track’ and will be heard at the Thomas More Building in the Royal Courts of Justice.

Who we are

We are a specialist court, part of the Business and Property Court of the High Court of Justice.

We are based at the Rolls Building in London. Cases are heard by Judge Hacon.

Court information

Contact the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

General enquiries

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
7 Rolls Building
Fetter Lane
London
EC4A 1NL
United Kingdom

Telephone

020 7947 7783

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/rolls-building

General enquiries (small claims track)

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
Thomas More Building
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom

Telephone

020 7947 7387 / 6187

Fax

0870 761 7695

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/royal-courts-of-justice

Clerk to Judge Hacon