Date lodged: 22 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many legal challenges regarding (a) third party rights, (b) intellectual property rights and (c) copyrights it has been involved in, in each year since 2007-08.
Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 19 January 2017
The Scottish Government have had no involvement in any legal proceedings regarding third party rights or intellectual property rights (which includes copyright) during the period between 2007 to date. Seven claims relating to intellectual property rights were made by correspondence to the Scottish Ministers over the period referred to: one claim in 2011, two claims in 2012, two claims in 2013 and two claims in 2016. In each case, the claim was resolved through correspondence between the parties.