Liffers v Producciones Mandarina SL and another company

European Union – Intellectual property rights. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling, deciding that art 13(1) of Directive (EC) 2004/48 should be interpreted as permitting a party injured by an intellectual property infringement, who claimed compensation for his material damage as calculated, in accordance with heading (b) of the second sub-paragraph of art 13(1) of that directive, on the basis of the amount of hypothetical royalties, also to claim compensation for the moral prejudice that he had suffered, as provided for under heading (a) of the second sub-paragraph of art 13(1) of that directive.

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