Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 208 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 2509 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Judge Fysh QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Adrian Speck (instructed by SJ Berwin LLP) for the claimants.
  The defendant did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 18 October 2006


Design - Copyright - Infringement - Defendant operating website in Hong Kong selling 'PlayStation' consoles and related items - Defendant's website targeting customers in United Kingdom and European Economic Area - Claimants alleging defendant infringing various intellectual property rights associated with PlayStation consoles - Whether claimants consenting to sale of relevant products in EEA - Whether defendant committing acts giving rise to infringement.

The Case

The claimants, corporate incarnations of the well known Japanese electronics group 'Sony', succeeded in their claim against the defendant company for infringement of the various intellectual property rights that Sony had in the computer game systems marketed under the name 'PlayStation', in circumstances where the defendant operated a website in Hong Kong on which it offered to customers in the European Economic Area and the UK, portable consoles with which the PlayStation game was played, together with items such as the associated packaging.

Practice Areas

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