Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. v. Twentieth Century Fox Corp.
Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. v. Twentieth Century Fox Corp. 4 D.L.R. 353 is a leading Judicial Committee of the Privy Council opinion on copyright law. The Council held that copyright cannot subsist in non-original work or in the title of a work alone unless it is original and distinctive.
Lord Wright held that a name alone cannot possess copyright unless it is sufficiently original and distinctive. "To break the bank" is a hackneyed expression, and Monte Carlo is or was the most obvious place at which that achievement or accident might take place."