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How much is enough for joint authorship? Martin v Kogan

An IPEC judgment in November rejected a claim to joint authorship of a screenplay. The film Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant and directed by Stephen Frears was released in 2016. Nick Martin was credited as the sole author of the screenplay but Julia Kogan claimed to be a joint author of the …   Read more

IPEC small claims costs warning: Pablo Star Media Ltd v Richard Bowen

A recent judgment in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), in an infringement case concerning a photograph of Dylan Thomas used without permission for 17 days on a holiday cottages website, underlines the need for caution when it comes to costs in small claims. Normally the winning party’s costs are not ordered to be paid …   Read more

Robin Blay joins Swan Turton LLP as a Senior Litigator

Swan Turton LLP is delighted to announce that Robin Blay has joined the firm as a Senior Litigator. Commercial and media law firm Swan Turton is delighted to welcome senior litigator Robin Blay.  With heavyweight commercial litigation expertise, Robin’s practice including property disputes, professional negligence, contentious probate and civil fraud happily complements our existing team. Catherine …   Read more