Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 55 (Nov)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (First Chamber)

Judges Tizzano (acting President of the First Chamber), Borg Barthet, Levits (Rapporteur), Kasel and Safjan

Judgment Dates: 18 October 2012


European Union - Member states - Obligations under European Union law - Czech Republic - Pomazánkové máslo (butter spread) being Czech product similar to butter - Pomazánkové máslo not meeting specifications for description as butter - Czech Republic failing to fulfil European Union obligations - Whether allowing the use of the designation 'butter', Czech legislation compromising objectives of relevant European Regulation - Council Regulation (EC) 1234/2007, art 115, Annex XV - Commission Regulation (EC) 445/2007.

The Case

European Union Member states. The Court of Justice of the European Union held that the Czech Republic had failed to fulfil its obligations under Council Regulation (EC) 1234-2007 (establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products) by authorizing the sale of pomaznkov mslo (butter spread) to be sold under the designation 'mslo' (butter).

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