Experience Hendrix LLC v PPX Enterprises Inc and Another: CA 20 Mar 2003

The claimant had obtained an interim injunction against the defendant for copyright infringement, though it could show no losses. It now sought additionally damages. The defendant argued that it could not have both.
Held: The case arose form the defendant doing what he had agreed not to do, in circumstances where damages might be inadequate. PPX risked being unable to market its products, and reached the agreement which it then went on to breach. Any reasonable observer would think the claimant entitled to damages. The award of a full account would be artificial, and an undertaking would be effective.
Lord Justice Peter Gibson Mr Justice Hooper Lord Justice Mance
[2003] EWCA Civ 323, Times 19-Apr-2003, Gazette 05-Jun-2003, [2003] 1 All ER (Comm) 830, [2003] EMLR 25, [2003] FSR 46
Dramatic and Musical Performers Protection Act 1958 1
England and Wales
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Restitutionary Claim against Pofits from Breach
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Appeal fromExperience Hendrix Llc v PPX Enterprises Inc and Chaplin QBD 5-Jul-2002
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These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 17 July 2021; Ref: scu.180332