Legal & Copyright

‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’ is produced and sold in Europe by Only Fools The Dining Experience Ltd (OFTDE Ltd). Company number 10501902 registered in England and Wales. Director: Peter Mansergh. Registered office: 144a Broadway, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 8RJ, UK.

Worldwide except for Europe, ‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’ is produced and sold under licence by Interactive Theatre International (ITI). ITI is a registered trademark and trading name of Imagination Workshop Pty Ltd (IWPL). Director: Alison Pollard-Mansergh. Registered office: 1/991 Stanley Street E, East Brisbane, QLD 4169, Australia.

OFTDE Ltd has been performing and running the show entitled ‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’ since September 2018, in the UK, on tour and as a residency in London’s West End. The show is already attracting widespread recognition, in part due to a substantive PR & marketing campaign managed from Europe, which has considerably raised its profile.

‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’ is a new show devised, scripted and produced by ITI. Its original format and storyline have been devised by members of ITI and directed by Alison Pollard-Mansergh.

‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’ is a tribute show, created in homage to the TV series Only Fools & Horses. Whilst the ITI show features representations of the principal protagonists from the TV series, it does not reproduce any script or music from the TV show. There is a scripted element to our show (which we have written and is original) but the majority of our show is improvised. Our show (including our scripts) therefore attracts its own copyright protection (© 2018 OFTDE Ltd, Interactive Theatre Australia and Interactive Theatre International). IWPL and OFTDE Ltd will take legal action against any company or individual using scripts or content for ‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’, the copyright in which is owned by IWPL, OFTDE Ltd, Interactive Theatre Australia, Interactive Theatre International, and/or Peter Mansergh.

‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’ attracts substantial goodwill and reputation which we wish to protect. IWPL will take legal action against third parties who pass themselves off as being IWPL, ITI, or ‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’, or as being some way endorsed by us. Competitors should undertake not to in any way, shape or form give the impression or otherwise suggest that they are in any way related to IWPL, ITI or ‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’.

What is ‘Passing off’?

Passing off is a common law action and is used to prevent one party from using the goodwill associated with another party for their own benefit. This does not provide a monopoly right over the mark; instead it protects the owner of the goodwill against what can be referred to as ‘unfair competition’. The law of passing off is extensive and covers the goodwill associated with a trademark, signs, visual images, domain names, business names, show names, and other descriptive material.

Have you been misled?

If you have noticed competitors attempting to pass themselves off as ‘Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience’, or if you are a venue and feel that you have been misled into booking a competitor instead of the ITI production, please email: legal@imagination-workshop.com

For more legal information email: legal@imagination-workshop.com