This morning the CJEU issued its 36-paragraph decision, ruling that the right of distribution encompasses the right to prevent "an offer for sale or a targeted advertisement of the original or a copy of that work, even if it is not established that that advertisement gave rise to the purchase of the protected work by an EU buyer, in so far as that advertisement invites consumers of the Member State in which that work is protected by copyright to purchase it."
Litigation ensued before German courts, and Knoll succeeded at both first instance and appeal. The case eventually reached the Bundesgerichtshof, that decided to stay the proceedings and seek guidance from the CJEU as to the following:
|The Laccio tables, |
among the pieces of furniture
subject to the German litigation