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A matter of taste

01-05-2015

Michiel Rijsdijk

The experience of the taste of food is very personal. Someone’s preferences might change over time, and the tasting experience of food can also change. For good reason, the saying goes ‘there’s no accounting for taste’. This may also imply that a taste is too subjective to be protected by copyright, but a ruling on January 13, 2015 by the District Court of the Hague suggests otherwise.


EFC, copyright law, copyright, Dutch Supreme Court, European Food Company, Dutch Copyright Act

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