CREATe WP3C-2 Copyright and civil enforcement – Scottish IP practitioner survey



This data relates to an empirical legal research project, ‘WP3C-2 Copyright and civil enforcement’, investigating IP enforcement activity in Scotland and funded by the UK Research Councils via CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (

As part of this project, an online survey was conducted among firms of Scottish IP legal practitioners: solicitors and patent/trade mark attorneys. The survey was sent to all firms of solicitors having a practice area listing in IP (‘Copyright, Trade Marks and Design’ or ‘IT and Intellectual Property’) on the Law Society of Scotland’s online directory at as at July 2014 (142 firms). It was also sent to all firms of patent/trade mark attorneys having an office in Scotland as listed with CIPA, ITMA or IPReg as at July 2014 (24 firms). The survey was conducted via SurveyMonkey.

Available here are the survey questionnaire and spreadsheet of survey responses; the spreadsheet contains indicative summaries of the questions asked where useful for ease of reference, but should be read more fully in conjunction with the precise survey questions noted in the questionnaire. See further: J. Cornwell, 'Intellectual Property Litigation at the Court of Session: A First Empirical Investigation', The Edinburgh Law Review 21.2 (2017): 192-216 (

Data Citation

Cornwell, Jane. (2017). CREATe WP3C-2 Copyright and civil enforcement – Scottish IP practitioner survey, 2014-2015 [dataset]. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Law School.
Date made available28 Aug 2017
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage1 Sept 2014 - 1 Jan 2015

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