Pablo Star Media Ltd v Bowen

Copyright – Infringement. A district judge had not erred in finding that a flagrant infringement of copyright concerning a famous photograph of the poet, Dylan Thomas, and his wife, had not been established, or in his approach to damages, applying the 'user principle'. Further, the district judge had not erred on costs. So ruled the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in dismissing the claimant company's appeal after it had obtained judgment in default and damages of £250, plus interest, but where the district judge had declined to award the claimant additional damages or its costs, and had, instead, ordered it to pay the defendant's travelling costs.

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