What we do

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 Courts 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
United Kingdom


020 7947 7783

Opening hours and facilities:

General enquiries (small claims track)

Manchester Business and Property Court
Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West
M60 9DJ
United Kingdom


020 7947 7387 / 6187


0870 761 7695

Opening hours and facilities:

Clerk to Judge Hacon