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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Högsta domstolen (Sweden) lodged on 28 September 2017 — Riksåklagaren v Imran Syed

(Case C-572/17)

Language of the case: Swedish

Referring court

Högsta domstolen

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Riksåklagaren

Respondent: Imran Syed

Questions referred

When goods bearing a protected motif are unlawfully offered for sale in a shop, can there also be an infringement of the author's exclusive right of distribution under Article 4(1) of Directive 2001/29 1 as regards goods with identical motifs, which are held in storage by the person offering the goods for sale?

Is it relevant whether the goods are held in a storage facility connected with the shop or in another location?


1 Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (OJ 2001 L 167, p. 10).