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The EU Court of Justice rules that the derogation from the free movement of products can be justified only to the extent to which they are justified to safeguard rights that constitute the specific subject matter of such property (Deutsche Grammophon / Metro)

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT 8 JUNE 1971 [1] Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft mbH v Metro-SB-Großmärkte GmbH & Co. KG [2] (Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht Hamburg) 'Sound recordings' Case 78/70* 1. Under Article 177 the Court, when giving a preliminary ruling, is entitled only to pronounce on the interpretation of the Treaty and of acts of the institutions of the Community or on their validity but may not, on the basis of that article, give judgment on the interpretation of a

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