Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (formerly Patents County Court)

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) deals with intellectual property issues such as patents, copyright or trademark disputes and is situated in the Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London. It forms part of the Chancery Division of the High Court.

Detailed information on the work of the court is set out in the IPEC guide. The IPEC also has a small claims track. All proceedings in the IPEC (including the small claims track) are issued at the public counter in the Rolls Building. Hearings in the Patents County Court take place in the Rolls Building but hearings on the small claims track take place in the Thomas More Building at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Guidance for IPEC users

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court guide  (PDF 0.12mb)

Guide to the Small Claims Track of the IPEC (PDF 0.05mb)

Issue team

For issue and claim form enquiries telephone the court on 020 7947 7783 or email chancery.issue@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Contact details and addresses

Trials and other hearings in the IPEC

The home of the IPEC is in the Rolls Building. All hearings other than those in the small claims track take place at this address:

The Rolls Building,
7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London,
EC4A 1NL
DX160040 Strand 4

The  IPEC is supervised by Judge Hacon.

The contact details for the Clerk to the IPEC are: Christy Irvine
Christy.Irvine@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

The public counter for the IPEC

The public counter for the IPEC is on the ground floor of the Rolls Building (address above). The same counter is used for all cases in the IPEC, including those in the small claims track. This is the place at which all fees will be paid and all proceedings and applications issued.

The counters are open Monday to Friday (except public holidays) from 10am - 4.30pm.

Listing enquiries:

Doug Bell tel 020 7947 7717
doug.bell@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Michael Mcilroy tel 020 7947 7717
Michael.Mcilroy@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Trials and other hearings in the IPEC small claims track

Trials and other hearings in the small claims track of the IPEC will take place in the Thomas More Building at this address:

Thomas More Building Royal Courts of Justice Strand
London WC2A 2LL
DX 44450 STRAND
Tel 020 7947 7387/6187
Fax 0870 761 7695
Email: PCCsmallclaimstrack@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

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