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No copyright in taste of cheese

The long awaited judgment of the European Court of Justice published yesterday confirms that there is no protectable copyright in the taste of cheese. This is not unexpected as the publication of the Advocate General’s opinion in July which precedes all court judgments did not think that taste could be protected by copyright either. Back then the Advocate General was of the opinion that anything that cannot be perceived through hearing or sight and is…
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You say TOSCANO, I say TOSCORO, let’s call the whole thing a protected geographical indication

Catchy title I hear you say, well yes, protected geographical indications are catchy, so catchy that they can be a complete block to your trade mark application, even if the mark you’re trying to register isn’t identical. This is what happened to the applicants for the EU trade mark TOSCORO. They applied for this mark in relation to olive oil (and olive paste) and, although it was registered initially, it was later found to be…
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