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Nice for us software lawyers to have a clear decision regarding screen shots of games. Even though Nova’s claim failed, beware of being too "inspired" by existing games![/quote:62b8954332]

In all matters of UI (‘screenshots of games’, if you will), beware registered Design Rights and, more importantly and problematically for non-IP specialists (incl. solicitors!), unregistered community Design Rights, which in this case would have been infringed and enforceable, irrespective of copyright win or lose (putting aside the question of design validity for a moment).

I believe there may not have been any subsisting UDRs for the claimant/appellant to rely on (can’t remember the timeline/can’t be @rsed tbh), but if there were some and these were not pleaded…