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Absolute Lofts South West London Ltd v Artisan Home Improvements Ltd [2015] EWHC 2608 (IPEC)

Case Summary  |  Judgment  |  14 September 2015

 

Tom Jones recently appeared for the Defendants, Artisan Home Improvements Ltd, in a 1 day IPEC trial on liability and quantum concerning photographic copyright.

The claim was about photographs of loft conversions appearing on the Claimant’s website. It was alleged that the Defendants had copied those photographs and used them on their own loft conversions website.

The Defendants having admitted liability, the principal question to be resolved at trial was the quantum of damages. The Claimant sought damages on the “user principle” in addition to damages pursuant to s.97 of the CDPA and Article 13 of the Enforcement Directive, together in the sum of over £30,000.

In the event, the total award made by the court was £6,300.

Tom was instructed by Scholfield Sweeny LLP.