Opinion of the European Copyright Society in Relation to the Pending Reference Before the CJEU in Cofemel v G-Star, C-683/17

European Copyright Society Opinions, 2018

7 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2019

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Estelle Derclaye

University of Nottingham, School of law

Jonathan Griffiths

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Axel Metzger

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Marco Ricolfi

University of Turin - Faculty of Law

Ole Andreas Rognstad

University of Oslo

Alain M. Strowel

Saint Louis University; University of Liege

Date Written: October 23, 2018

Abstract

Opinion on the case in Cofemel v G Star Raw pending to the Court of Justice of the EU relating to the copyright/design interface. In essence, the question posed to the Court of Justice of the EU is whether Member States can still use a different requirement of originality for works of applied art than the requirement of the author's own intellectual creation. The opinion weighs the pros and cons of a positive or negative answer to this question.

Keywords: copyright, design, originality, works of applied art

Suggested Citation

Derclaye, Estelle and Griffiths, Jonathan and Metzger, Axel and Ricolfi, Marco and Rognstad, Ole Andreas and Strowel, Alain M., Opinion of the European Copyright Society in Relation to the Pending Reference Before the CJEU in Cofemel v G-Star, C-683/17 (October 23, 2018). European Copyright Society Opinions, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3309665 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3309665

Estelle Derclaye (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham, School of law ( email )

Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law2/staff/estelle.derclaye

Jonathan Griffiths

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law ( email )

67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3JB
United Kingdom

Axel Metzger

Leibniz Universität Hannover ( email )

Institut fur Rechnungslegung und WP
Koenigsworther Platz 1
Hannover, 30167
Germany

Marco Ricolfi

University of Turin - Faculty of Law ( email )

Italy

Ole Andreas Rognstad

University of Oslo ( email )

PO Box 6706 St Olavs plass
Oslo, N-0317
Norway

Alain M. Strowel

Saint Louis University ( email )

220 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103
United States

University of Liege

B-4000 Liege
Belgium

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