Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 475 (Oct)
Court: Chancery Division

Robert Englehart QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation Robert Onslow (instructed by Cowle Smart Solicitor, Cheltenham) for the second claimant.
  Peter McLean Colley (instructed by Hammond Suddards Edge, Birmingham) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 31 October 2002


Copyright - Ownership - Arrangements between company and employee - Drawings - Trial of preliminary issue to determine ownership - Copyright Act 1956, ss 4(4), 37.

The Case

On the factual issues of whether the second claimant had established copyright ownership of the 1976 and 1987 drawings, the court ruled that the second claimant was the owner of the copyright of the 1976 drawing but failed to establish ownership of the copyright in respect of the 1987 drawing.

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