12/01/2010

Recent cases: Baltimore Ravens; BBC TV game show

The latest edition of MinterEllison's Intellectual Property Review reports on (and links to the full texts of) recent decisions in:

Bouchat v. Baltimore Ravens, in which a U.S. Court of Appeals held that certain uses by the Ravens of Bouchat's copyrighted logo were not a fair use and thus were infringing, while other uses were a fair use and thus not infringing.

Meaken v. British Broadcasting Corp., in which a British High Court held that the BBC television program "Come and Have a Go...If You Think You Are Smart Enough" did not infringe whatever copyrights the plaintiff may own in game show proposals he had written.