Royalties in UK Law

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  • Peer International Corporation v Termidor Music Publishers Ltd
    • Chancery Division
    • 16 Nov 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 Jun 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 Feb 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.

  • Fisher v Brooker
    • House of Lords
    • 30 Jul 2009

    Fifthly, laches is an equitable doctrine, under which delay can bar a claim to equitable relief. Although I would not suggest that it is an immutable requirement, some sort of detrimental reliance is usually an essential ingredient of laches, in my opinion.

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