7 Rolls Buildings
London EC4A 1NL
B e f o r e :
| IAN RICHARD ALLEN
|- and –
Hearing dates: 29 April 2013
Crown Copyright ©
Miss Recorder Michaels:
The basis of the claim
i) the Button Moon stage show, an original dramatic work;
ii) original drawings for the puppets, sets and props of the stage show as original artistic works or as works of artistic craftsmanship; in particular the Claimant relies upon the design of three elements of the show, subsequently replicated in the TV show, namely
a) the Mr Spoon character: Mr Spoon is a stylised cartoon character with a blue upturned dish for a hat, a white pudding basin shaped head with hollow black eyes and a red handle shaped nose, a body made from a bottle and arms made from wooden spoons;
b) the Rocket: the nose cone is made from a kitchen funnel, the body is made from a Heinz baked bean can with the distinctive jar shaped outline and the base is made from another can;
c) the Moon: this is made from a large flat yellow button with four holes and an incomplete line partially encircling the holes.
iii) The dramatic works underlying the TV series.