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Triple damages for flagrant infringement: Original Beauty v G4K Fashion

In a recent decision the High Court awarded £450,000 including a 200% uplift for additional damages to a claimant whose unregistered design rights in “bodycon” and “bandage” dress designs had been infringed in a flagrant manner. In Original Beauty & others v G4K Fashion & others, the High Court found that the defendant, trading as Oh Polly, had …   Read more

VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz: Copyright works and website framing

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) has handed down the latest judgment in a long-running case concerning the online framing of copyright material. A dispute arose between VG Bild-Kunst (VG B-K – a German visual arts copyright collecting society) and Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK – a German cultural heritage foundation) when …   Read more

Capitol Records and others v BT and others: High Court victory sees cyberlocker website blocked by internet service providers

The UK recorded music industry recently prevailed in a piracy case against a number of internet service providers regarding the operators and users of a cyberlocker website. The legal action was brought by a number of record companies, both majors and independents, suing for themselves and in a representative capacity on behalf of members of …   Read more

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As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we want to do all we can to ensure the safety of our people, our clients, and their families while still offering an uninterrupted and full service to our clients.

Although our office is currently closed, we are continuing to work remotely, and are holding client meetings online and/or by phone.

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