Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 53 (Jul)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Communities (First Chamber)

Judges Jann (President of the Chamber), Ilesic (Rapporteur), Tizzano, Borg Barthet and Levits

Judgment Dates: 2 July 2009


European Community - Employment - Community designs - Proprietor of Community design - Unregistered design - Commissioned design - Whether relevant regulation applying to Community designs produced as result of commission and therefore outside employment relationship - Whether right to Community design vesting in designer unless assigned by way of contract - Council Regulation (EC) 6/2002, art 14.

The Case

European Community Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Communities gave a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of arts14(1) and (3) of Council Regulation (EC) 6-2002 (on Community designs) in the course of proceedings relating to the ownership of Community designs for wall clocks.

Practice Areas

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