Temple Instruments Limited v Hollis Heels Limited: 1973

Copyright was claimed in two drawings both on the same sheet of paper. The Defendants argued that there were two copyrights, one in each drawing, and that each had to be looked at separately.
Held: Graham J said: ‘I find this entirely unreal and take the view that where as here two sketches or drawings are included on a sheet and obviously relate to the same article they can both be looked at, both for the purpose of establishing the scope of the copyright and for considering purposes of infringement.’
A ‘legend on the drawing is there to be read by the addressee; it clearly forms part of the drawing’
Graham J
[1973] RPC 15
England and Wales
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Updated: 03 September 2021; Ref: scu.667572