In Lancôme’s TRÉSOR case the Dutch High Court ruled that the smell of a perfume may, in principle, be copyrightable.

In Lancôme’s TRÉSOR case the Dutch High Court ruled that the smell of a perfume may, in principle, be copyrightable. In most jurisdictions, however, smells are not granted copyright protection because of their intangible nature.
In the U.S. perfume companies protect their fragrances as TradeSecrets or Patents

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