Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 63 (Oct)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

Etherton J

Representation Graham Shipley (instructed by Jeffrey Green Russell) for the claimant.
  The first defendant appeared in person.
  The second defendant appeared by its representative.
Judgment Dates: 4 October 2002

Catchwords

Practice - Summary judgment - No real prospect of success - Claimant issuing proceedings for copyright and database rights infringement - Claimant applying for summary judgment - Whether defendants having any real prospect of succeeding at trial - CPR, Pt 24.

The Case

The claimant's application for summary judgement pursuant to CPR Pt24 in respect of its claims for, inter alia, copyright infringement and database right infringement under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998 and the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997, was allowed as the defendants had no reasonable prospect of succeeding at trial.

Practice Areas

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