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Thursday, 27 January 2005

LATEST REPORTED COPYRIGHT CASES


Issue One of the Sweet & Maxwell subscription-only bimonthly European Copyright and Design Reports has now been published. It contains five cases:

* British Horseracing Board v William Hill and the three Fixtures Marketing cases on which the European Court of Justice has recently given rulings;

Lancome: now that perfume smells are protected by copyright in the Netherlands,
will flower scents be protected by plant varieties rights?

* Lancome v Kecofa, an English translation of the Netherlands appellate decision that shocked the world, holding that perfume is protectable as a copyright work.

If you come across any interesting copyright cases you think should be reported in the ECDR, tell the IPKat here.

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