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CJEU: Taste of food cannot have copyright protection

Patrick Wingrove, London

The EU’s highest court ruled that the taste of a Dutch cheese called Heks’nkaas cannot be considered a copyrightable ‘work’ because it is subjective

HeksnkaasThe taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled today.

Following Advocate General Wathelet’s opinion from July 2018, the court said that the taste of Heks’nkaas cheese did not...

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