A copyright claim launched against UK media owners and the Government may end up with a
Since then, the proprietary term has appeared 35,389 times in The Times of London, over 5 billion times in Google searches and is estimated to be uttered up to 500 million times a day according to recent research in the Evening Standard. The sum involved is now some £224 million and rising fast.
The legal challenge, lodged in Cardiff by France-based ADF, could net it millions in back-dated royalties for its intellectual property, which it claims has been breached repeatedly by
Under previous case law, fair usage for the
Theresa May = £376,688.78 [Prime Minister]
Jeremy Corbyn = £56.784.23 [Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition]
Laura Kuenssberg = £147,689.07 [BBC Political Correspondent]
Fiona Bruce = £234,566.29 [Question Time presenter]
Danny Dyer = £44,226.28 [Actor]
Gary Linekar = £89,556.56 [Football Pundit]
*Estimated liabilities for illustrative purposes only
In addition to the UK media and public figures a large number of
The French-born founder of ADF Signage Systemes, Avril de Fou, commented: “The repeated use of our copyrighted term could be the best thing to come out of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. We were delighted to find out from our patent lawyers, that simply uttering the term “Brexit’©’ could add to our revenue, which had looked poor, given the current market uncertainty”.