Royalties in UK Law

  • General Tire & Rubber Company v Firestone Tyre & Rubber Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 16 April 1975
    ... ... This line of argument is very relevant in the present case, for, as I shall show, the Appellants adduced a great deal of evidence as to the royalties actually agreed by various licensees, and this was discarded, totally, by the learned judge and the Court of Appeal. They had every right to discard ... ...
  • Fisher v Brooker
    • House of Lords
    • 30 July 2009
    ... ... The judge rejected his claim for a share of the royalties that were obtained in respect of the work during the six years before the issue of proceedings, and Mr Fisher did not appeal against that decision ... ...
  • Carson (Inspector of Taxes) v Cheyney's Executor
    • House of Lords
    • 25 November 1958
    ... ... executor of a well known writer of detective fiction known as Peter Cheyney, is not assessable to income tax under Schedule D in respect of royalties which were received by him as such executor under contracts made by Peter Cheyney during his lifetime ... 2 I will summarise ... ...
  • Sawyer v Atari Interactive Inc.
    • Chancery Division
    • 01 November 2005
    ... ... Gross turnover for the Atari Group for these games has been about $180 million and the gross royalties received by Mr Sawyer have been in the region of $30 million ... 8 Disputes have arisen in relation to the royalties ... ...
  • Chappell & Company Ltd v Nestlé Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 18 June 1959
    ... ... 19 of the Act that making any such contrivance should not be an infringement if the maker inter alia gave the prescribed notice and paid royalties calculated in accordance with the section in respect of all such contrivances sold by him. The provisions of this section are broadly similar to the ... ...
  • Ocean Software Ltd v Kay
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 22 January 1992
    ... ... of protecting the fruits of an action which the plaintiff proposed to bring against the defendants for the recovery of 50 per cent of royalties received by one or other of the defendants—in the event it has transpired it was the third defendant—in respect of a certain computer game called ... ...
  • Anthony Gordon Instone (Plaintiff) v A. Schroeder Music Publishing Company, Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 17 October 1973
    ... ... into individual agreements with music publishers by which he assigned the copyright in an existing composition in exchange for a share in royalties (or in the proceeds of sale of sheet music) earned by its exploitation. He was not depended upon these compositions for his livelihood. As a composer ... ...
  • Tollemache Settled Estates Trustees v Coughtrie
    • House of Lords
    • 13 February 1961
    ... ... made upon the Appellants under Schedule D of the Income Tax Act, 1952, for the year of assessment 1953-54 and concerns surface rent and royalties, received by the Appellants under a twenty-one year lease, granted by them in the year 1946, of certain land comprising a sand-pit ... 3 Under the ... ...
  • Trinidad Home Developers Ltd (in Voluntary Liquidation) v IMH Investments Ltd
    • Privy Council
    • 08 December 2003
    ... ... The company agreed to pay a royalty of US$0.45 per square foot of concrete panel. The company duly paid the royalties until July 1985 and then stopped, leaving US$1,060, 954 outstanding ... 2 On 23 June 1986 IMH issued a writ which (as amended) claimed ... ...
  • Carson (Inspector of Taxes) v Cheyney's Executor
    • Court of Appeal
    • 21 October 1957
    ... ... made upon him as sole surviving Executor of the Will of the late Mr Peter Cheyney, a well known Author of detective fiction, in respect of royalties received by the Respondent after Mr Cheyney's death under contracts with publishers made in his lifetime ... 3 Mr Cheyney died ... ...
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