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25 May 2013

Sometimes you do have to pinch yourself when you look at a reported case and the costs of the legal representatives involved. The costs must have been enormous yet it begs the question how on earth did a case like this reach the court in the first place? In the absence of a crucial piece of evidence, ie indicating something to the contrary, Mr Coward's claim that the software ought to remain in his ownership/possesssion looked extremely hopeful.

The High Court applied the classic principle of Robin Ray v Classic FM [1998] EWHC Patents 333) and found that the claimant was liable for copyright infringement and breach of confidence.

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Lawdit Solicitors offer services and advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.

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