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13 November 2018

A taste is not protectable by copyright!

A taste is not a “work” and is therefore not protectable by copyright!

In a judgment of 13 November 2018 (C-310/17, Levola Hengelo BV v. Smilde Foods BV) the Court of Justice of the European Union (the highest court in the EU) ruled that a taste does not constitute a “work” and is therefore not protectable by copyright.

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