One in four small businesses have had their intellectual property rights infringed in the past five years. But many are reluctant to take action
For the past four years, Mike Quinn, co-founder of Raft Furniture, has been embroiled in a legal battle to defend his intellectual property (IP) rights from a neighbouring furniture firm. In May 2016, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) found in his favour. They’re still negotiating damages.