Legal services

Combat IP crime with our dynamic legal services

There are many approaches to tackling intellectual property (IP) crime, one of which is enforcement action. If you choose this route, you will require creative and dynamic legal services to support your business and its case.

Civil and criminal prosecutions

FACT has a track record of successful civil litigation and criminal prosecution, meeting the highest operational and legal standards. We have pioneered criminal actions particularly in the digital sector with success in both public and private prosecutions. These have had far reaching impact and resulted in the formation of case law, which has enabled intervention across the world using similar legislation.

Website blocking

Site blocking has proved to be a highly effective response to disrupt access to infringing sites and this service is invaluable to brand and content owners. Blocking orders in the UK and the rest of Europe have significant precedential value, which can assist with litigation in other territories. FACT has a wealth of experience in obtaining site blocking orders in the UK and can provide legal support and evidence to assist you with this strategy.

Expert evidence and witnesses

Recognised as the leaders in intellectual property protection we can provide experienced, qualified and reliable experts to attend court and present evidence. We have extensive experience in this field and can provide experts from across a range of our services, such as forensics or online investigations, to provide specialised knowledge to support and add weight to your case.

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News Prosecutions

Licensee ordered to pay £6,000 for illegal Sky Sports

On Wednesday 19th September, Mark Clennell, the Designated Premises Supervisor of The Wheatsheaf in Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, [1], was convicted in his absence of two offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission, in this case, Sky televised football matches, with the intent to avoid payment of the applicable charge. Sky Sports … Continued

News Prosecutions

Licensees ordered to pay over £10,000 in fines & costs for Sky Sports infringements

Two licensees have been found guilty of ten offices of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports to customers without a commercial agreement from Sky. FACT brought the criminal prosecution on 29 August at Preston Magistrates Court against the licensees for showing Sky Sports to customers without having a valid commercial viewing agreement in place.

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