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Anne Mannion Appointed AOP Chair

Swan Turton are pleased to announce that Anne Mannion, after having served as a board member since 2016, has been appointed to be Chair of the Board of the Association of Photographers (AOP) with effect from 3 June 2019. As the leading UK firm for the photographic industry, Swan Turton has a longstanding relationship with …   Read more

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