Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 17 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2008] EWCA Civ 609
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Sir Andrew Morrit C, Rix and Rimer LJJ

Representation James St Ville (instructed by Wedlake Saint) for the claimant.
  Nigel Jones QC and Richard Davis (instructed by Wright Hassall LLP) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 4 June 2008


Copyright - Literary work - Computer program - Claimant company undertaking software design project - Claimant engaging first and second defendants to program software - Parties subsequently agreeing that defendants to take over project in return for payment of finders' fee - Claimant alleging entitlement to intellectual property rights in software - Whether intellectual property rights vesting in claimant

The Case

The judge had not erred in rejecting the claimant's contention that an implied term existed which had the effect of assigning the intellectual property rights in software to the claimant.

Practice Areas

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