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Harbottle & Lewis LLP, Jonathan Berger, London, ENGLAND

Jonathan Berger

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Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Film and TV


Head of Film and TV Group.  Recently advised Marv Films on Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Eddie’ the biopic of Eddie the Eagle, Carnival Films & Television on the second series of The Last Kingdom, Fudge Park on their 4 picture deal with Film Four and Entertainment Film Distributors, CBS Television on various television productions and the members of Queen on the proposed biopic of the bank.  Advised Magic Light on their adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. 

Set up the Television Affairs Consultancy (TVA), a joint venture between Harbottle & Lewis and Simon Vyvyan.


  • Trained, Bartletts de Reya, qualified 1986
  • Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya 1988, partner 1990-95
  • Partner, Theodore Goddard 1995-2003
  • Partner, Salans 2003-06
  • Partner, Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) 2006-10
  • Partner, Harbottle Lewis 2010 to date


  • Charterhouse School; Godalming Sixth Form College
  • University of Kent at Canterbury (1983 BA Hons)
  • Chancery Lane College of Law

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  • Account of profits v damages: when and why does it matter?

    Since 2007, Experience Hendrix LLC(Hendrix) and Times Newspapers Ltd (Times) have been litigating over the intellectual property rights (IPR) in a recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1969. In September 2006 Times distributed a free CD, or covermount, with each edition of The Sunday Times . A claim was issued against Times in March 2007 for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. In March 2008 the High Court held that Times had infringed the IPR in the recording and Hendrix elected to have an inquiry as to damages in respect of that infringement. The case has given rise to some complex issues as to the basis for the quantification of damages, and the inquiry is due to be heard next year, but the case is also a reminder of more general considerations in relation to remedies in IPR cases, and why the basis for quantification of those remedies can have far reaching consequences for a successful claimant.

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