Donna Molavi v BBC Studios

Proving there has been copying of a pitch, screenplay or script is particularly difficult without shared text. Relying on a large quantity of vague similarities often comprising tropes common to the genre of the programme was not good enough.

Andrew Norris KC represented the BBC in its successful summary judgment application against Dr. Molavi.

Mr. Justice Marcus Smith dismissed Dr. Molavi’s claim of copyright infringement and mis-use of confidential information: