|Merpel isn't a fan of the significant increase in claim fleas|
- Insert a very high amount to preserve the position and pay the £10,000 fee.
- Ascribe a value as best they can and pay the appropriate fee.
- Seek non-monetary relief only and pay £480.
- Carrying out triage at the time prescribed in the Chancery Guide, and then asking the parties to make brief submissions on the appropriate forum either orally or in writing.
- Not to transfer at all but rather leave it to the parties to apply.
- Impose a separate fee scale for the value of injunctive relief (specific to IP claims).
- Reduce the damages cap in IPEC to bring it in line with other Divisions of the High Court and PD 7A of the CPR which stipulates that proceedings may not be brought in the High Court unless the value of the claim is more than £100,000 (£50,000 for personal injury claims).
Any comments or suggestions are very welcome. Reform always takes time and is never going to please everyone, but IP claims are a special case when it comes to quantum and need to be treated as such.