Tag Archives: Cheese

Listeria with French Cheese

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of l’Explorateur soft ripened cheese. This pasteurized, cow’s milk cheese was made by in St. Simeon, France and distributed throughout the U.S. The FDA … Continue reading

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Further thoughts on Levola Hengelo v Smilde Foods and the taste of cheese: did the Court create a "validation" test?

When it comes to raising the furrow of one’s copyright brow, few cases in recent years have done a more effective job than the judgment in Levola Hengelo v. Smilde Foods. The essence of the referral to the CJEU was … Continue reading

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I know what I like and I know when I taste it. Cheese flavour cannot be “copyrighted” (nor registered as a trademark)

Sara Parrello and Fabio AngeliniIn law, perhaps one of the most famous aphorisms is “I know it when I see it”, which Justice Potter Stewart used to describe his threshold test for obscenity (in Jacobellis v. Ohio,  378 U.S. 184 … Continue reading

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Cheese danish shipping, warrantless GPS trackers, and a border doctrine challenge

Enlarge / The border crossing at Port Huron, Michigan, as seen in 2015. (credit: Ken Lund / Flickr) At the end of August, a federal judge in Riverside, California made a potentially landmark decision for border privacy advocates—finding that it … Continue reading

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Industry groups support CFTC proposal on swap dealer registration; watchdog calls it ‘Swiss cheese’

By Lene Powell, J.D. Major financial industry associations including SIFMA, ISDA, and FIA largely supported a CFTC proposal setting the amount and types of swap dealing activity that trigger the requirement to register as a swap dealer. However, public interest … Continue reading

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