Actor John Cleese says he may sue an Australian theatre company for its “shameless rip-off” of Fawlty Towers.
The actor said that the Faulty Towers Dining Experience did not seek permission to use the show’s title, themes or characters and had not received royalties from the show, which reportedly makes almost $2m (£1m) a year.
He stated, “Seems they thought that by not asking, and by changing the ‘w’ to a ‘u’, they’d be in the clear! Hilarious.”
If you have a brand, something you have invented, or an original piece of work that you have written and someone infringes your rights our intellectual property solicitors Oldham can help you secure an injunction, damages or account of profits with the delivery up and destruction of the offending item.
If you have been accused of infringing someone’s intellectual property rights then we can also help by raising various defences and minimizing your liability.
Please speak to Shalish Mehta, solicitor in our civil and commercial litigation department. Call us on 0161 785 3534 or email Shalish.Mehta@wrigleyclaydon.com.
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