Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 4 December 2019

Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena v Balema GmbH

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs — Regulations (EC) No 510/2006 and (EU) No 1151/2012 — Article 13(1) — Regulation (EC) No 583/2009 — Article 1 — Registration of the name ‘Aceto Balsamico di Modena (PGI)’ — Protection of the non-geographical components of that name — Scope

Case C-432/18


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
17/01/2020 Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2019:1045
04/12/2019 Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2019:650
29/07/2019 Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
09/11/2018 Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena
Request for a preliminary ruling
02/07/2018 Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena
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Reports of Cases

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Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A23 : paragraph 18
  • TFEU, Article 252 -L2 : paragraph 21
  • Regulation 2081/92 : paragraph 25
  • Regulation 2081/92 -A13 : paragraphs 26, 27
  • Decision 1999/468 -A05 : paragraph 5
  • Decision 1999/468 -A07 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 813/2000 : paragraph 15
  • Regulation 510/2006 : paragraphs 3, 25, 33
  • Regulation 510/2006 -A03P1L2 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 510/2006 -A07P1 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 510/2006 -A07P5L1 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 510/2006 -A07P5L3 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 510/2006 -A07P5L4 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 510/2006 -A13 : paragraph 27
  • Regulation 510/2006 -A13P1 : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 510/2006 -A13P2 : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 583/2009 : paragraphs 8, 12, 28, 33, 35
  • Regulation 583/2009 -A01 : paragraphs 1, 10, 13, 23, 24, 36
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C2 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C3 : paragraphs 9, 15
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C4 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C5 : paragraphs 9, 15
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C7 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C8 : paragraphs 9, 30
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C10 : paragraphs 9, 15, 31
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C11 : paragraphs 9, 24, 32
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C12 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 583/2009 -N1 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Rules of Procedure (2012) -A83 : paragraph 18
  • Regulation 1151/2012 : paragraphs 25, 33
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13 : paragraph 27
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13P1L1LA : paragraph 13
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13P1L1LB : paragraphs 12, 13, 15
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13P1L2 : paragraphs 14, 15
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A51P1L1 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A51P3L1 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A52P3LB : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A52P4 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 92/2081 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -193/80 -N25 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -193/80 -N26 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/97 -N37 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/97 -N38 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/97 -N39 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -404/97 -N41 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -91/01 -N49 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -132/05 -N30 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -106/16 -N23 : paragraph 20
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -106/16 -N24 : paragraph 21
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/17 -N25 : paragraph 20
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/17 -N26 : paragraph 21
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -432/18 : paragraphs 17, 20, 21, 35

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 583/2009 -A01

Opinion

  • Regulation 2081/92 -A02P3 : point 37
  • Regulation 2081/92 -A03P1 : points 38, 40
  • Regulation 2081/92 -A07 : point 21
  • Directive 98/34 : point 45
  • Regulation 813/2000 : points 11, 21, 57, 58
  • Regulation 1829/2002 : point 38
  • Regulation 510/2006 : points 5, 37
  • Regulation 110/2008 -A16 : points 25, 26
  • Regulation 583/2009 : points 5, 17, 21, 43, 48, 55, 60, 61
  • Regulation 583/2009 -A01 : points 3, 12, 15, 19, 44, 47, 50, 51, 56
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C2 : points 11, 45, 52
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C3 : points 11, 21, 45, 52
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C4 : points 11, 52
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C5 : points 11, 21, 45, 52
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C7 : points 11, 45, 52
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C8 : points 11, 52, 53, 57
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C9 : point 57
  • Regulation 583/2009 -C10 : points 11, 21, 46, 52, 54, 60
  • Regulation 583/2009 -N1 : points 3, 13, 15, 44, 47, 50, 51, 56
  • Regulation 583/2009 -N2 : points 2, 15
  • Regulation 1121/2010 -A01 : point 29
  • Regulation 1121/2010 -C8 : point 48
  • Regulation 1122/2010 -A01 : point 29
  • Regulation 1151/2012 : points 20, 30
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A03PT6 : points 6, 24, 31, 32, 36, 38, 41, 43, 50, 51, 56
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A05P2 : point 7
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A06P1 : points 8, 56
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13 : point 9
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13P1 : points 25, 34
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13P1L2 : points :, , 27
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13P1L2 : points 20, 27, 47, 56
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13P1LA : points 19, 20, 25 - 28, 30, 32
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13P1LB : points 17, 19, 20, 25 - 28, 30, 32, 59
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13P1LC : point 25
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A13P1LD : point 25
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A41 : points 10, 33, 56
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A41P2 : point 38
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A58P1 : point 5
  • Regulation 1151/2012 -A58P2 : point 5
  • Regulation 1208/2013 : point 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -193/80 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -281/83 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -289/96 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -87/97 -N25 : point 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/97 -N37 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/97 -N38 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/97 -N39 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -298/00 -N97 : point 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N76 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N77 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N78 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N79 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N80 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N81 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N82 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N83 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N84 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N85 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N86 : points 38, 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N87 : points 38, 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N88 : points 37 - 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N89 : points 38, 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N90 : points 38, 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N91 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N92 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N93 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N94 : points 37, 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N95 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N96 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N97 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N98 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -465/02 -N99 : point 38
  • General Court - Judgment T -291/03 -N58 : point 28
  • General Court - Judgment T -291/03 -N65 : point 42
  • General Court - Judgment T -291/03 -N66 : point 42
  • General Court - Judgment T -291/03 -N67 : point 42
  • General Court - Judgment T -291/03 -N81 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -132/05 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -132/05 -N31 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -132/05 -N54 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -343/07 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -343/07 -N107 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -446/07 -N50 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -134/08 -N16 : point 51
  • General Court - Order T -351/09 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -4/10 -N46 : point 25
  • Court of Justice - Order C -517/14 : point 29
  • Court of Justice - Order C -519/14 : point 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -304/16 -N54 : point 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -367/16 -N40 : point 51
  • General Court - Judgment T -828/16 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -44/17 -N29 : point 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -44/17 -N46 : point 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -44/17 -N51 : point 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -44/17 -N57 : point 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -614/17 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -614/17 -N24 : point 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -614/17 -N25 : point 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -614/17 -N50 : point 42


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 02/07/2018

Date of the Opinion

  • 29/07/2019

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

04/12/2019


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 36 from 03.02.2020, p.9

Application: OJ C 427 from 26.11.2018, p.3

Name of the parties

Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Contardi, Magali: No proprietary protection for individual non-geographical components of protected geographical denominations, says AG Hogan, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 2019 p.838-840 (EN)
  2. Rigaux, Anne: Circulation des marchandises - Indications géographiques protégées, Europe 2020 Février Comm. nº 2 p.52 (FR)
  3. Guerrieri, Flavia: Authorised Use of the Non-Geographical Term ‘Balsamico’ - Aceto Balsamico di Modena : case note, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht INT 2020 p. 651-653 (EN)
  4. Schoene, Volker: Anmerkung zu EuGH - ,,Aceto Balsamico di Modena", Zeitschrift für das gesamte Lebensmittelrecht 2020 p. 25-46 (DE)
  5. Petit, Yves: Revue de droit rural 2020 nº 480 p. 52-53 (FR)
  6. Le Goffic, Caroline: Droit des marques et autres signes distintifs. Indications géographiques, Propriétés intellectuelles 2020 n° 74 p. 78-80 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Bundesgerichtshof - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Agriculture and Fisheries
  • - Foodstuffs
  • Consumer protection
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

cinquième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Jarukaitis

Advocate General

Hogan

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English