On 9 November 2004, for the first time, the European Court of Justice gave its interpretation of the scope of the "sui generis" right under Directive 96/9/EC in 4 cases referred to it under Article 234 of the EC Treaty by national Courts of the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden and Greece.
The texts of these judgments are available via the following links:
1) Case C-46/02, Fixtures Marketing Ltd – v – Oy Veikkaus Ab
2) Case C-203/02, The British Horseracing Board Ltd et al (“BHB”)– v – William Hill Organisation Ltd
3) Case C-338/02, Fixtures Marketing Ltd – v – AB Svenska Spel
4) Case C-444/02, Fixtures Marketing Ltd – v – OPAP