A taste of copyright: copyright protected cheese?

18 May 2017

Wieke During

In the second edition of Food Law Digest 2015 we discussed two Dutch decisions regarding copyright protection of taste. In these cases the producer of the famous Heks'nkaas ("witches' cheese") claimed that its cheese spread has such a distinctive taste that it is protected by copyright. The District Court in The Hague recently refused these copyright claims but did not completely close the door on copyright protection of taste. 

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Wieke During

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