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It smells !

On January 25, 2006, the Paris Court of Appeal held that perfumes are eligible to copyright protection. For the Judges, perfumes can be identified through their smell architecture, and their unusual combination of essences, performed in very specific combinations, may show the creative work of their author. Several perfume companies sued BELLURE NV for, inter …

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It is interesting to reconsider the case rendered by the TGI of Paris on December 7th, 2005 (Pierre Aubry and ADAGP vs. Alain WEILL and St Le Chercheur Midi Editeur), as it constitutes a great illustration of the many stakes affecting the world of art today. In this case, a collector and expert, by authorizing the …

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