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Employment & Labour
The EU advocate general recently found that an age-graduated pension scheme was in compliance with EU law. In his decision, he held that any such age-graduated pension scheme was an act of age discrimination. The main question was therefore whether such discrimination fell within the derogation of Section 6a of the Danish Anti-discrimination Act, or whether it could be deemed unlawful.
The Maritime and Commercial Court recently considered an alleged violation of design rights for two competing herb and spice grinders. Grace Manufacturing Inc argued that Herstal's herb and spice grinder with cutting blades violated Grace's design registration for a similar product. The case centred on whether the cutting blades could be considered visible, and thus eligible for protection.