|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 251 (Jul)|
|Neutral Citation:|| EWHC 1829 (Ch)|
|Representation||Henry Carr QC, Michael Hicks and Guy Hollingworth (instructed by Bristows) for the claimant.|
|Martin Howe QC, Robert Onslow and Isabel Jamal (instructed by Speechly Bircham LLP) for the defendant.|
|Judgment Dates:||23 July 2010|
Copyright - Infringement - Computer program - Claimant company in business of developing analytical software known as 'SAS' - Defendant company creating product as alternative to claimant's software - Claimant alleging defendant infringing copyright in its SAS manuals - Claimant further alleging defendant infringing copyright in a version of SAS known as 'Learning Edition' - Claimant alleging defendant infringing copyright in SAS manuals by creating manuals known as 'WPS Guides' - Whether defendant's actions amounting to infringement of claimant's SAS system, SAS manuals and Learning Edition - Berne Convention 1886, art 2 - Council Directive (EEC) 91/250 - Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, art 9(2) - World Intellectual Property Organisation Copyright Treaty, arts 2, 4 - European Parliament and Council Directive (EC) 2001/29, art 2(a).