- Determining copyright ownership and infringement by common design (Mei Fields Designs v Saffron Cards)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
IP analysis: The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has found some acts of copyright infringement to be made out in a case which examines sole and joint ownership of copyright, whether greeting card design works were created within the scope of a design director’s employment, the statutory presumption on authorship under section 104 of the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988, beneficial ownership and a director’s fiduciary duty and whether infringing acts were committed by common design.
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