Interactive Theatre Australia and Interactive Theatre International are registered trademarks and trading names of Imagination Workshop Pty Ltd (IWPL). Director: Alison Pollard-Mansergh. Registered office: 1/991 Stanley Street E, Brisbane, QLD 4169, Australia. IWPL produces and sells the show 'Faulty Towers The Dining Experience' worldwide, except for Europe.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Ltd (FTTDE). Company Number: 7510526 is registered in England and Wales. Directors: Alison Pollard-Mansergh and Jared Harford. Registered office: 144a Broadway, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 8RJ, UK. FTTDE Ltd produces and sells the show in Europe only.
The Faulty Towers Experience Limited, Company Number: 7510512, is registered in England and Wales. Director: Alison Pollard-Mansergh. Registered office: 144a Broadway, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 8RJ, UK.
IWPL has been performing their act and running the show entitled "Faulty Towers The Dining Experience" since 1997. IWPL launched "Faulty Towers The Dining Experience" in Europe at the Edinburgh Festival 2008. Since then IWPL's show has gained national and international exposure based on a substantive PR campaign managed from Europe, which has considerably raised it's profile. It wins 5-star critical and public acclaim globally.
"Faulty Towers The Dining Experience" is a tribute show. Whilst the show features the three principal protagonists from Fawlty Towers (which in and of themselves do not attract copyright protection), it does not reproduce the scripts from the original series. 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 (© 1997-2019 Interactive Theatre Australia and Interactive Theatre International). IWPL and FTTDE will take legal action against any company or individual using scripts or content for "Faulty Towers The Dining Experience" the copyright in which is owned by IWPL, Interactive Theatre Australia, Interactive Theatre International, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Ltd, The Faulty Towers Experience Limited and/or Alison Pollard-Mansergh.
"Faulty Towers The Dining Experience" attracts substantial goodwill and reputation which we wish to protect. IWPL and FTTDE Ltd have successfully taken and will continue to take legal action against third parties who pass themselves off as being IWPL/FTTDE Ltd/"Faulty Towers The Dining Experience" or in 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 or FTTDE.
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 "Faulty Towers The Dining Experience" or "The Faulty Towers Experience", or are a venue and feel that you have been misled into booking a competitor instead of the IWPL/FTTDE production, please email
-The UK registered trade mark for the name “Fawlty Towers” (No. 00002067258) is owned by the BBC.
- Please note that #faultytowerslive - in use by Faulty Towers The Dining Experience since 1 August 2013 - has no connection to John Cleese’s 2016 screen-to-stage adaptation of the BBC TV series, Fawlty Towers.