Philmore Scott, attorney for KFC
The Jamaican Supreme Court last Friday dealt a severe blow to the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers Limited (JACAP) in its efforts to recover millions of dollars from KFC for alleged copyright infringement.
The claim was for an injunction, licensing fees for the period 2017 to 2022, restitution for unjust enrichment and damages for the alleged infringement or a percentage of the profits earned for the period claimed.
But Philmore Scott, attorney for KFC, told Radio Jamaica News that the documents filed in court failed to cite any instance of breach by the defendant.
He said the court ruled that JACAP never had authority to grant licenses for the period claimed against KFC as it had not received a certificate of registration under the Copyright Act up to that point.