Black Is Back: Maritime and Commercial Court of Denmark Rules in Landmark Copyright Case

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In a landmark judgment for Danish design, the Maritime and Commercial Court of Denmark found that the supermarket chain Netto’s (owned by Salling Group A/S) marketing of Anne Black’s protected design had damaged not only the affected designs but also the brand and company Anne Black. Netto and production company Ronald A/S were ordered to pay DKK 1.5 million in compensation to Anne Black, in one of the largest awards to a Danish design company for copyright infringement. The judgment also reiterates requirement of the InfoSoc Directive 2001/29 that copyright subsists when the design at issue is the author’s own intellectual creation.
TidsskriftJournal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
Udgave nummer11
Sider (fra-til)829-830
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2019

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Published online: 3. October 2019