Ruling from IPEC calls for less of a bracket: General Civil Restraint Order granted against serial litigator
Civil restraint orders (CVOs) prevent individuals from bringing claims or applications which are without merit. CVOs commonly require their subject to obtain court permission before further claims or applications relating to a particular cause of action (i.e. a claim for patent infringement) can be issued. In Perry v FH Brundle & Ors  EWHC 678 (IPEC), the court granted a 'general' CVO which restricts Mr Perry not only from bringing claims relating to a particular cause of action (an alleged infringement of his patent), but goes significantly further and restricts him from filing any claim or application in court without permission at all.