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Schweppes Ltd v Wellingtons Ltd

[1984] F.S.R. 210

Case summary last updated at 29/01/2020 17:40 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Schweppes Ltd v Wellingtons Ltd

C produced the drink ‘Schweppes’. D produced a bubble bath almost identical in appearance to a bottle of Schweppes, but called ‘Schlurppes’. C sued for breach of copyright. Held:
 
·        Parody is irrelevant to issue of infringement.
·        Thus as a substantial part had been copied, there was infringement.

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