Title Congratulations Dr Daniela Simone Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Firm Friends Yearbook 2020 Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 1/01/20 Description Blake Dawson Sydney alumna, Dr Daniela Simone, recently had her book, Copyright and Collective
Authorship: Locating Authors of Collaborative Work, published by Cambridge University Press as
part of the Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law Series.
Daniela’s book was recently cited by the UK Court of Appeal in Kogan v Martin  EWCA 1645. The case is one of the most
significant decisions concerning the test for joint authorship in UK copyright law to come before the courts in a number of
years because it provides clarity in an important aspect of copyright law which, hitherto, has been the subject of conflicting
case law. The Court’s decision brings the law on joint authorship closer to the inclusive, contextual approach which Daniela
advocates in her book.
Daniela was an IP Lawyer in our Sydney office from 2006 to 2009 before moving to the UK where she undertook a BCL, MPhil
and DPhil at the University of Oxford. She then joined University College London where she is currently a Lecturer in the
Faculty of Laws and Co-Director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law
Producer/Author Ashurst URL https://ashurstcde.azureedge.net/-/media/ashurst/documents/about-us/alumni/firm-friends-yearbook-2020.pdf Persons Daniela Simone