Buchanan v Alba Diagnostics Ltd

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
JudgeLORD NICHOLLS OF BIRKENHEAD,LORD HOFFMANN,LORD HOPE OF CRAIGHEAD,LORD WALKER OF GESTINGTHORPE,LORD BROWN OF EATON-UNDER-HEYWOOD
Judgment Date05 February 2004
Neutral Citation[2004] UKHL 5
Docket NumberNo 2
CourtHouse of Lords
Date05 February 2004
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  • Management and Enforcement
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Intellectual Property Law. Second Edition
    • 15 June 2011
    ..., above note 76. Compare Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (U.K.), c. 48, s. 91. 142 Buchanan v. Alba Diagnostics Ltd ., [2004] UKHL 5 at [23]–[29]. Management and Enforcement 585 the owner in name. 143 The assignee may qualify as the assignor’s successor in title 144 and have its int......
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