Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 112 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2015] EWHC 41 (IPEC)
Court: Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

Judge Hacon

Representation Charlotte Scott (instructed by Gateley LLP) for the claimant.
  Scott Farnsworth of Scott Farnsworth Solicitors for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 16 January 2015


Copyright - Infringement - Defence - Claimant publishing training manual - Claimant bringing proceedings against defendants, alleging first defendant infringing certain copyright works by reason of creation of its own manual - Whether alleged copyright works being infringed - Whether second defendant jointly liable.

The Case

Copyright Infringement. The claimant brought proceedings alleging copying of its training manual used by those who taught techniques for physical restraint. It alleged that the first defendant had infringed certain copyright works by reason of the creation of its own manual. The alleged copyright works included photographs, literary and dramatic works. The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court held, inter alia, that, on the evidence, the first defendant had not at any stage been granted a licence to copy any of the photographs and, whenever it had done so, it had infringed the claimant's copyright. However, the claimant's case regarding literary and dramatic works failed.

Practice Areas

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