Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 76 (Jun)
Court: Patents County Court

Recorder Douglas Campbell

Representation The claimant did not appear and was not represented.
  The defendant appeared by its representative.
Judgment Dates: 13 June 2012


Copyright - Ingrindgement - Defence - Claimant sending synopsis for childrens' television programme to BBC 'Cbeebies' channel - Defendant company developing childrens' programme of its own - Claimant alleging defendant's programme infringing his copyright - Claimant issuing proceedings - Defendant applying to strike out claim - Whether claim should be struck out.

The Case

Copyright Ingrindgement. The Patents County Court struck out the claimant's claim for infringement of copyright, where the claimant had failed to address issues raised in the defendant television company's defence, and had given no reason to believe that his case might be improved at a later stage of the proceedings.

Practice Areas

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