The Empire Strikes Back? Lessons from the Supreme Court’s judgment in Lucasfilm Limited and others (Appellants) v. Ainsworth and another (Respondents) [2011] UKSC 39, July 2011â€

Tim Vollans


The recent UK Supreme Court case Lucasfilm v. Ainsworth has highlighted the complexities of enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the UK. This note explores the substantive points argued in those proceedings before briefly commenting on the procedural issues encountered. Finally, it suggests that a specialist dispute resolution forum external to the court structure could expedite dispute resolution and improve access to justice.

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