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Adelphi Masterfil Limited v Brian Potiphar and Filling and Capping Machines Limited

Case Summary  |   6 June 2011


Action for breach of a settlement agreement. The 6 day High Court trial concerned potential breaches of settlement agreement caused by the alleged misuse of technical design drawings for filling and capping machines used for the production of consumer products such as shampoos and the like. There was also a minor claim to copyright infringement. The case involved interpretation of various clauses of the settlement agreement and significant cross examination of technical witnesses. The Judge found for the claimant with regards the copyright infringement but found misuse of only a limited number of drawings by the Defendants. Iona Berkeley was Counsel for the Defendants.