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Novagraaf | United Kingdom | 19 Jun 2018

Hey, DJ! Are you licensed to play that music?

In Phonographic Performance Ltd v Abimbola Balgun ta Mama Africa, the High Court of England and Wales refused a restaurant owner permission to appeal


Bird & Bird LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 24 Apr 2018

Beverley Hills Polo Club mark found infringed by one, two and three-horse signs

Recorder Campbell (sitting as a judge of the High Court) held that two of SMPC's marks infringed Lifestyle's Beverly Hills Polo Club mark under


Baker McKenzie | United Kingdom | 20 Mar 2018

United Kingdom - High Court issues further "live" blocking injunction in the UEFA case

The High Court of England and Wales has granted UEFA an injunction under s. 97A Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 for the duration of the


Bristows | United Kingdom | 18 Jan 2018

Copyright in data file formats from SAS to Technomed

A fundamental tenet of most copyright laws is that copyright protects the particular expression of an idea rather than the underlying idea itself. The


Bristows | United Kingdom | 12 Dec 2017

When is a contribution sufficient to give rise to joint authorship?

Have you ever given an idea to a friend, who then weaved that idea into their work? Did you feel that you should be recognised for your idea being


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Dec 2017

UK High Court rules on copyright and joint authorship: “useful jargon”, “helpful criticism” and “minor plot suggestions” are not enough

The UK High Court, in Martin v Kogan, ruled, on 22 November 2017, that the Defendant’s contribution to the screenplay for the


DLA Piper | United Kingdom | 6 Nov 2017

Can a TV show format acquire copyright protection?

Many years ago the Courts determined that there was no copyright in the format for the "Opportunity Knocks" game show (see Green v New Zealand


Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Oct 2017

High Court issues reminder that infringement of unregistered design right is not to be equated with copyright infringement

On 25 August 2017 in Neptune (Europe) Ltd v. Devol Kitchens Ltd 2017 EWHC 2172, Mr Justice Henry Carr sitting in the High Court dismissed the claim


Shoosmiths LLP | United Kingdom | 11 May 2017

Internet providers ordered to block streaming of Premier League

This article looks at the recent decision of The Football Association Premier League Limited V British Telecommunications and Ors. 2017 EWHC 480. In


Irwin Mitchell LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Apr 2017

Plan ahead: A review of planning permission and copyright infringement

On 17 February 2017, the High Court held (Signature Realty Limited v Fortis Developments Limited (1) and Beaumont Morgan Developments Limited 2016

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