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List of judgements rendered by the European Court of Justice

The cosmetics-Directive has been subject to a number of decisions by the European Court of Justice. This is a non-exhaustive list of judgements rendered by the Court.

Scope of application (borderlines)

  • Case C‑319/05. European Court reports xxx
    Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 15 November 2007. European Commission against Federal Republic of Germany.
    Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations - Article 28 EC and Article 30 EC - Directive 2001/83/EC - Garlic preparation in capsule form - Preparation legally marketed as a food supplement in a number of Member States - Preparation classified as a medicinal product in the Member State of importation - Definition of 'medicinal product' - Obstacle - Justification - Public health - Proportionality.
  • Case C-219/91. European Court reports 1992 Page I-5485
    Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 28 October 1992.
    Criminal proceedings against Johannes Stephanus Wilhelmus Ter Voort. Reference for a preliminary ruling: Arrondissementsrechtbank Leeuwarden - Netherlands.
    Definition of "medicinal product".
  • Case C-112/89. European Court reports 1991 Page I-1703
    Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 16 April 1991.
    Upjohn Company and Upjohn NV v Farzoo Inc. and J. Kortmann. Reference for a preliminary ruling: Hoge Raad - Netherlands.
    Concepts of "medicinal product" and "cosmetic product".
  • Case C-60/89. European Court reports 1991 Page I-1547
    Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 21 March 1991.
    Criminal proceedings against Jean Monteil and Daniel Samanni. Reference for a preliminary ruling: Cour d'appel d'Aix-en-Provence - France.
    Interpretation of Articles 30 and 36 of the EEC Treaty - Concepts of "disease" or "illness" and "medicinal products" - Pharmacists' monopoly of the right to sell certain products.
  • Case C-369/88. European Court reports 1991 Page I-1487
    Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 21 March 1991.
    Criminal proceedings against Jean-Marie Delattre. Reference for a preliminary ruling: Tribunal de grande instance de Nice - France.
    Interpretation of Articles 30 and 36 of the EEC Treaty - Concepts of "disease" or "illness" and "medicinal product" - Pharmacists' monopoly of the right to sell certain products.

Free movement of cosmetic products

  • Case C‑257/06
    Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 24 January 2008.
    Roby Profumi Srl v Comune di Parma
    Reference for a preliminary ruling under Article 234 EC from the Corte suprema di cassazione (Italy).
    Article 28 EC - Directive 76/768/EEC - Protection of health - Cosmetic products - Importation - Communication of information on cosmetic products to the authorities of the State of importation.
  • Case C-99/01, European Court reports 2002 Page I-9375
    Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 24 October 2002.
    Criminal proceedings against Gottfried Linhart and Hans Biffl.
    Reference for a preliminary ruling: Verwaltungsgerichtshof - Austria.
    Approximation of laws - Articles 30 and 36 of the EC Treaty (now, after amendment, Articles 28 EC and 30 EC) - Directive 76/768/EEC relating to cosmetic products - Directive 84/450/EEC concerning misleading advertising - National legislation laying down restrictions on advertising
  • Case C-169/99, European Court reports 2001 Page I-5901
    Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 13 September 2001.
    Hans Schwarzkopf GmbH & Co. KG v Zentrale zur Bekämpfung unlauteren Wettbewerbs eV.
    Reference for a preliminary ruling: Bundesgerichtshof - Germany.
    Article 6(1)(d), last sentence, of Directive 76/768/EEC, as amended by Directive 93/35/EEC - Prescribed labelling "impossible for practical reasons" - Justification for putting abbreviated forms of compulsory warnings on the containers and packaging of cosmetic products - Information provided in nine languages in the interests of greater flexibility in the marketing of cosmetic products.
  • Case C-220/98, European Court reports 2000 Page I-117
    Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 13 January 2000.
    Estée Lauder Cosmetics GmbH & Co. OHG v Lancaster Group GmbH.
    Reference for a preliminary ruling: Landgericht Köln - Germany.
    Free movement of goods - Marketing of a cosmetic product whose name includes the term "lifting" - Articles 30 and 36 of the EC Treaty (now, after amendment, Articles 28 EC and 30 EC) - Directive 76/768/EEC.
  • Case C-77/97. European Court reports 1999 Page I-431
    Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 28 January 1999.
    Österreichische Unilever GmbH v Smithkline Beecham Markenartikel GmbH.
    Reference for a preliminary ruling: Handelsgericht Wien - Austria.
    Interpretation of Article 30 of the EC Treaty and Council Directive 76/768/EEC - Cosmetic products - National legislation imposing advertising restrictions.
  • Case C-315/92. European Court reports 1994 Page I-0317
    Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 2 February 1994.
    Verband Sozialer Wettbewerb eV v Clinique Laboratoires SNC et Estée Lauder Cosmetics GmbH.
    Reference for a preliminary ruling: Landgericht Berlin - Germany.
    Free movement of goods - Name of a cosmetic product liable to mislead consumers.
  • Case C-150/88. European Court reports 1989 Page 3891
    Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 23 November 1989.
    Kommanditgesellschaft in Firma Eau de Cologne & Parfümerie-Fabrik, Glockengasse n. 4711 v Provide Srl. Reference for a preliminary ruling: Landgericht Köln - Germany. National rules on the marketing of cosmetic products.

Non-transposition by Member States

  • Case C-365/00, Commission of the European Communities v Italian Republic
    Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 7 March 2002 (Failure by a Member State to fulfil its obligations - Directive 76/768/EEC - Provision of national law concerning the information that must be given on the packaging of cosmetic products - Natural or artificial origin of perfume essences or fragrances contained in cosmetic products).
  • Case C-246/91. European Court reports 1993 Page I-2289
    Judgment of the Court of 5 May 1993.
    Commission of the European Communities v French Republic.
    Failure by a Member State to fulfil its obligations - Approximation of national laws relating to cosmetic products.
  • Case C-29/90.European Court reports 1992 Page I-1971
    Judgment of the Court of 18 March 1992.
    Commission of the European Communities v Hellenic Republic.
    Failure of a State to fulfil its obligations - Approximation fo the laws of the Member States relating to cosmetic products.
  • Case 94/81. European Court reports 1982 Page 739
    Judgment of the Court of 2 March 1982.
    Commission of the European Communities v Italian Republic.
    Failure of a State to fulfil its obligations - Cosmetic products.

Procedural issues

7th amendment

  • Case T-196/03, European Court reports 2004 Page II-04263
    Order of the Court of First Instance (Third Chamber) of 10 December 2004.
    European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) v European Parliament and Council of the European Union. Manifest inadmissibility - Concept of measure of individual concern to an applicant - European Economic Interest Group - Contracts being performed - Intellectual property rights.
  • Case C-244/03, French Republic v European Parliament and Council of the European Union
    Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) 24 May 2005, C-244/03, French Republic v European Parliament and Council of the European Union.
    Action for annulment under Art. 230 ECT (Cosmetic products -Testing on animals - Directive 2003/15/EC - Partial Annulment - Art. 1 (2) - Non- severability - Inadmissibility).

Competition

  • Case C-70/97 P, European Court reports 1998 Page I-07183 - APPEAL Judgment of the Court of 17 November 1998.
    Kruidvat BVBA v Commission of the European Communities. Appeal - Selective distribution system - Luxury cosmetic products - Undertaking directly and individually concerned.
  • Case C-306/96, European Court reports 1998 Page I-01983 Judgment of the Court of 28 April 1998.
    Javico International and Javico AG v Yves Saint Laurent Parfums SA (YSLP). Reference for a preliminary ruling: Cour d'appel de Versailles - France. Competition - Luxury cosmetic products - Selective distribution system - Obligation to export to a non-member country - Prohibition of re-importation into, and of marketing in, the Community.
  • Case T-87/92, European Court reports 1996 Page II-01931 Judgment of the Court of First Instance (Second Chamber, extended composition) of 12 December 1996.
    BVBA Kruidvat v Commission of the European Communities. Selective distribution system - Luxury cosmetic products.
  • Case T-19/91, European Court reports 1992 Page II-00415 Judgment of the Court of First Instance (Second Chamber) of 27 February 1992.
    Société d'Hygiène Dermatologique de Vichy v Commission of the European Communities. Article 85 of the EEC Treaty - Exclusive or selective distribution system - Anti-competitive object or effect - Regulation Nº 17/62 - Decision to apply Article 15 (6).

Duties

  • Case C-482/98, European Court reports 2000 Page I-10861 Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 7 December 2000.
    Italian Republic v Commission of the European Communities. Action for annulment - Council Directive 92/83/EEC - Harmonisation of the structures of excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beverages - Commission Decision 98/617/EC of 21 October 1998 denying authority to Italy to refuse the grant of exemption to certain products exempt from excise duty under Council Directive 92/83 - Cosmetic products.
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