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Francis Day and Hunter Ltd v Bron

[1963] 1A IPR 331

Case summary last updated at 29/01/2020 17:30 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Francis Day and Hunter Ltd v Bron

D published a song in 1959. C alleged that this infringed copyright of his song published in 1926. D denied that he had copied C’s work, and accepted that if he had heard it, it was when he was young. Held:
 
·       See notes.
·        Possibility that D heard work when he was young insufficient to give rise to inference of subconscious copying.

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