Newsalert IP, TMT & Data Protection Department | Brompton case C-833/18 - functional shapes are eligible for copyright protection, providing they are original works


On 11 June 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published a relevant copyright decision in Case C-833/18, between, on the one hand, the company Brompton Bicycle Ltd., which manufactures and markets a folding bicycle called 'Brompton Bicycle', and, on the other hand, the Korean company Chedech/Get2Get, which manufactures and markets similar bicycles and was accused of infringing the copyright on the 'Brompton Bicycle'.