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Star Wars and copyright scope

  • UK lawyers set to benefit from jurisdictional boost

    July 27, 2011

    Bars in the City of London could be busy tonight as IP lawyers celebrate a potential new source of business

  • UK Supreme Court extends copyright jurisdiction

    July 27, 2011

    English courts have jurisdiction to hear disputes over US copyright involving English defendants, the UK Supreme Court ruled today

  • UK Supreme Court uses the Force

    March 08, 2011

    At 10.45 yesterday morning a cleaner in the UK's new Supreme Court dusted a glass box containing a Star Wars stormtrooper's helmet. Fifteen minutes later, the Court's first IP case began

  • Background: Lucasfilm v Ainsworth

    March 15, 2011

    The UK Supreme Court’s first copyright case goes back to the mid-1970s and concerns one of the most successful movie franchises ever. Here’s the story so far…

  • Lucasfilm loses in Star Wars sequel

    December 16, 2009

    Star Wars producer Lucasfilm has failed in its bid to win damages over unauthorised replicas of stormtrooper helmets made in the UK

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