A View to Kill Copyright Reversion – Duran Duran Lose Legal Battle

December 5, 2016

Gloucester Place Music Limited v Simon Le Bon & others [2016] EWHC 3091 (Ch).  The Chancery Division of the High Court has ruled against members of Duran Duran and others (Defendants) in their copyright battle with publisher Gloucester Place Music Limited (Claimant) Background In the early 80s, each member of Duran Duran entered music publishing… Read more »

Skating on thin ice – exploitative activities in the secondary ticket market

December 2, 2016

Secondary ticketing is being hauled over hot coals once again. The most recent scandal comes courtesy of an Italian investigative programme, La Iene, which challenged the Italian branch of the industry titan, Live Nation, following concerns about a number of tickets to a Coldplay concert in Milan appearing on secondary sites almost simultaneously with the… Read more »

Conran wins court battle with “restaurant king” Des Gunewardena

November 23, 2016

Conran Holdings Limited, the company which holds most of Sir Terence Conran’s business interests, has successfully defended a High Court claim brought by former director and shareholder Des Gunewardena. Mr Gunewardena left Conran in 2013 following his management buyout of the Conran restaurant business.  Under the company’s constitution, Mr Gunewardena was obliged to sell his… Read more »