14 October 2010

Harry Potter is back on the copyright front. Do you want to prepare a survey of cases around the world?

The IPKat, the famous IP blog founded by the veteran blogger Jeremy Philips, today reports about a case involving Willy the Wizard v. Harry Potter. As summarized by Jeremy, “it is alleged that JK Rowling infringed the copyright in Adrian Jacobs’ Willy the Wizard in the course of writing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” This case will go to full trial in the UK (see here). Interestingly, Jeremy Philips invites anyone to prepare a serious article on all cases around the world that relate to Harry Potter. This could be published in a serious IP law journal, the JIPLP, whose reading is recommended. There is first an important research to be done. Anybody interested?

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