Royalties in UK Law

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Leading Cases
  • Peer International Corporation v Termidor Music Publishers Ltd
    • Chancery Division
    • 16 November 2006

    Peer has been free to choose its best examples and I am unconvinced that its selection of these 13 songs has been solely by reference to careful selection from its 600 or more songs of various different classes of the many contracts under which copyrights or reversions were acquired in such a way that each of the 13 represents a discrete class separate from the others.

    For her to require confirmation of heirship for the purpose would not have been wrong, but to require a CCR even as to past royalties would, as I have already touched upon, in my view have been improper on her behalf.

    It would also need to be made clear that Peer's claims as to a wider declaration had failed. Whether Peer would want, as a fallback, a declaration as qualified as I have mentioned I do not know but I do know that it has never framed what it would want short of its subsisting pleading and that EMC has thus not countered a claim which has never been put into due form.

  • Cambridge Display Technology Ltd v EI Dupont de Nemours & Company
    • Chancery Division
    • 18 June 2004

    The commercial background to the Agreement is that in March 2000 Dupont acquired a small Californian research and development company called Uniax Corporation, which then changed its name to Dupont Displays Inc. The business of Uniax consisted of the development of what is described as organic light-emitting display technology, which can be used to produce plastic and glass displays for a variety of purposes, including cellular telephones and portable computers.

  • Inquam Telecom (Holdings) Ltd v Primus Telecommunications Ltd
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 07 February 2007

    84. In my view there are two fundamental factors that I must bear in mind in fixing the quantum meruit remuneration that Primus should receive for the service it provides in permitting calls originating from Orange to use its system. These are, first, that the remuneration must be reasonable in all the circumstances. Secondly, that the basis for calculation should be as simple as possible, so as to minimise the chances of future disputes over payments.

    Thus the rate will be 50.58%, 62.15% and 46.23% of the peak, off – peak and weekend interconnect rates that are paid by BT to ITHL, without any deduction for the rebate that ITHL pays back to T-Mobile under the terms of the Virtual Interconnect Agreement between T-Mobile and ITHL. That will make the position analogous to the situation between Orange, Core, ITHL and Primus.

  • Trinidad Home Developers Ltd (in Voluntary Liquidation) v IMH Investments Ltd
    • Privy Council
    • 08 December 2003

    Although the judgment charge confers the same priority as an ordinary consensual equitable charge, it is a charge created in aid of the enforcement of the judgment. It can therefore be regarded as being not only a judgment but, in so far as it creates an automatic charge, part of the process of its own execution.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • News
    • Nbr. 8-6, June 1990
    • The Electronic Library
    • 445-456
    Chemical warfare: ACS fires back at Dialog The American Chemical Society (ACS) has finally answered Dialog's $150 mil‐lion lawsuit against it with a countersuit and accusations that Dialog defraude...
    ...... finally answered Dialog's $ 150 mil-lion lawsuit against it with a countersuit and accusations that Dialog defrauded it of $10 million in royalties. ACS seeks an additional $30 million for punitive damages and asked the courts to insist on a formal audit of Dialog's payments. In its 31 August ......
  • Review of Australia's Petroleum Resource Rent Tax: Implications from a Case Study of the Gorgon Gas Project
    • Nbr. 45-2, June 2017
    • Federal Law Review
    Australia has welcomed new business investment of $200 billion for integrated gas projects. However lower than expected tax receipts have tempered the early optimism of project benefits. In particu...
    ......Findings from a case study of an operational gas project include the need for PRRT modifications, and the additi on of royalties for particular integrated natural gas projects in Commonwealth waters. The article is significant for its unique overview of Austra li a’s ......
    • Vol. 24 Nbr. 2, July 2019
    • Art Antiquity & Law
    • Marber, Sinclaire Devereux
    ......The United Kingdom has opposed resale royalties since their inception, but was obligated to implement the Directive of the European Parliament and Council 'on the resale right for the benefit of ......
  • Don't miss out on patent opportunity: April will see the introduction of lower corporation tax on profits from patented products and services.
    • Nbr. 2013, February - October 2013
    • Financial Management (UK)
    • Wallin, Nick
    • Technical notes
    ...... purposes, it could be assumed that a company has agreed to pay 5 per cent of the profits generated by use of the patented system in royalties per patent. While 5 per cent may sound like a relatively small proportion of the profits generated, it is usually possible to secure more than one ......
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