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Does Perfume Copyright Decision Pass the Smell Test?
Courts worldwide have held that an odor itself is something that belongs
nature and is not copyrightable. But in a recent decision, a Dutch court
said Lancome's Tresor perfume was a distinct combination of ingredients
"concrete and stable enough to be considered an 'authored work.'"
for Lancome called the ruling revolutionary, but some experts say it's a
mistake that could have grave consequences beyond the cosmetics
July 23, 2004 at 12:00 AM
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By Toby Sterling |
Updated on July 23, 2004
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