Month: April 2006

The Da Vinci Code decision: Baigent and Leigh v Random House

Amidst a blaze of publicity usually reserved for the most scandalous libel cases rather than painstaking literary copyright claims concerning esoteric historical theories, the High Court on Friday dismissed claims by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, two of the authors of The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail (HBHG), that the author Dan Brown infringed …   Read more

Bubbles case dismissed: O2 v Hutchison 3G

O2 has lost its trade mark claim against Hutchison 3G concerning the use of bubble imagery in comparative advertising. After the use of competitors’ trade marks in comparative advertising was liberalised across Europe in 1994 there were a series of claims in which the limits of the new regime were tested by trade mark owners. …   Read more