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UK Supreme Court Codifies Test on Extending Accessorial Liability for Infringement — When Does Joint Liability Arise?

28 May 2015

The U.K. Supreme Court handed down on March 4, 2015 a judgment that codifies the law on accessorial infringement, specifically, on liability where someone has assisted the principal tortfeasor in the commission of tortious acts.1 Although not of itself an intellectual property case, this judgment has a wider significance for infringement of all intellectual property rights.

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