Licensing in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Scandecor Developments AB v Scandecor Marketing AB
    • House of Lords
    • 04 Abr 2001

    Nor does the wider interpretation undermine the protection which a trade mark is intended to afford customers. For their quality assurance customers rely on the self-interest of the owner. They assume that if a licence has been granted the owner can be expected to have chosen a suitable licensee and imposed suitable terms. They also assume that during the currency of any licence the licensee, as well as the owner, is likely to have an interest in maintaining the value of the brand name.

  • The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd v Meltwater Holding BV
    • Court of Appeal
    • 27 Jul 2011

    "(33) The exclusive right of reproduction should be subject to an exception to allow certain acts of temporary reproduction, which are transient or incidental reproductions, forming an integral and essential part of a technological process and carried out for the sole purpose of enabling either efficient transmission in a network between third parties by an intermediary, or a lawful use of a work or other subject-matter to be made.

  • SDI Retail Services Ltd v The Rangers Football Club Ltd
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 24 Oct 2018

    In relation to such appointment, Rangers also wishes to grant and SDIR wishes to receive: (a) the non-exclusive right to perform the Permitted Activities in relation to the Branded Products, replica Kit and Additional products; and (b) the non-exclusive right to manufacture (and/or have manufactured) the Branded Products. Rangers and SDIR shall co-operate with each other in relation to the Retail Operations on the terms of this Agreement.”

    There is a risk that damages may not be an adequate remedy having regard to the cap on damages and the exclusion of consequential losses. But more significantly, in my judgment, this is not a case where it can be said that the grant would be out of all proportion to the requirements of the case or that the order would operate with extreme (or any) harshness on Rangers.

  • Peregrine Systems Ltd v Steria Ltd
    • Court of Appeal
    • 14 Mar 2005

    In my judgment, the correct interpretation of authorities such as Hick v. Raymond & Reid [1893] AC 22 is that adopted by His Honour Judge Richard Seymour QC in Astea (UK) Ltd v. Time Group LTD [2003] EWHC 725, [2003] All ER (D) 212, where he said that the question whether a reasonable time has been exceeded is

  • A. Fulton Company Ltd v Totes Isotoner (UK) Ltd
    • Court of Appeal
    • 04 Nov 2003

    "This means that the proprietor can trim his design right claim to most closely match what he believes the defendant to have taken. The defendant will not know in what the alleged monopoly resides until the letter before action, or, more usually, the service of the statement of claim. This means that a plaintiff's pleading has particular importance. It not only puts forward the claim but is likely to be the only statement of what is asserted to be the design right."

  • Sdi Retail Services Ltd v The Rangers Football Club Ltd
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 13 Mar 2019

    In my view, a particularly significant factor in interpreting the Agreement is the context that it was part of a settlement of the derivative action regarding RRL: SDI Retail Services Ltd v King [2017] EWHC 737 (Ch).

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Licensing digitisation
    • Núm. 30-1, Enero 2000
    • VINE
    In January 1998, CLA announced that it had the support of rightsholders' groups to develop licensing schemes for the digitisation of printed material. However, strict conditions were imposed. After...
    • Núm. 9-3, Marzo 1988
    • Library Management
    Librarians and other information service professionals are naturally concerned with the needs of their end‐user communities as well as their own service requirements. This overview of licensing met...
    • Núm. 9-3, Marzo 1988
    • Library Management
    IFRRO is the central forum for information exchange and mutual action for organisations concerned with reproduction rights for copyright materials. More than 45 national and international organisat...
  • Trade Mark Licensing and the Bostitch Decision
    • Núm. 29-4, Julio 1966
    • The Modern Law Review
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Law Firm Commentaries
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