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Heks’nkaas: an appetising copyright matter

A Dutch producer is trying to copyright the taste of its cheese. Is it even allowed? Lancome managed, some years ago, to have a scent copyrighted (thanks also to a weak defense of the opposant).

The matter is now forwarded to the ECJ, in particular regarding these questiosn:

  • can a taste be copyrighted?
  • what are the requirements for the applicabilit of copyright protection?
  • would such protection apply to taste fair-and-square or to the recipe by which these were produced?




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