Danish court orders a UK company to block Danish IP addresses

Because of the 25-year copyright protection, several companies in the UK sell replicas of classic European furniture which cannot be sold in other EU member states due to copyright. Examples include Danish classics, such as the famous Egg chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen, who died in 1971.

These replicas are also sold to Danish consumers, among other things, through UK webshops. The Danish furniture industry has successfully pursued a number of legal options in Denmark against the UK sellers in order to stop this activity. A recent Danish court decision from 12 November 2014 concerns the UK company Voga Ltd. which operates a webshop, voga.com.

Country: Denmark

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: copyright protection, court decision, Voga, UK seller, egg chair, IP address, European Parliament, EU law, geo-blocking, injunction, furniture

Posted on Wednesday 3 December 2014

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