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Document 62011CN0059

Case C-59/11: Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d’Appel de Nancy (France) lodged on 9 February 2011 — Association Kokopelli v Graines Baumaux SAS

OJ C 120, 16.4.2011, p. 5–5 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

16.4.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 120/5


Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d’Appel de Nancy (France) lodged on 9 February 2011 — Association Kokopelli v Graines Baumaux SAS

(Case C-59/11)

2011/C 120/08

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Cour d’Appel de Nancy

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Association Kokopelli

Defendant: Graines Baumaux SAS

Question referred

Are Council Directives 98/95/EC (1), 2002/53/EC (2) and 2002/55/EC (3) and Commission Directive 2009/145 (4) valid in the light of the following fundamental rights and principles of the European Union, namely, freedom to pursue an economic activity, proportionality, equal treatment or non-discrimination and the free movement of goods, and also in the light of the commitments arising from the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, particularly in so far as they impose restrictions on the production and marketing of old seed and plants?


(1)  Council Directive 98/95/EC of 14 December 1998 amending, in respect of the consolidation of the internal market, genetically modified plant varieties and plant genetic resources, Directives 66/400/EEC, 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 66/403/EEC, 69/208/EEC, 70/457/EEC and 70/458/EEC on the marketing of beet seed, fodder plant seed, cereal seed, seed potatoes, seed of oil and fibre plants and vegetable seed and on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species (OJ 1999 L 25, p.1).

(2)  Council Directive 2002/53/EC of 13 June 2002 on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species (OJ 2002 L 193, p. 1).

(3)  Council Directive 2002/55/EC of 13 June 2002 on the marketing of vegetable seed (OJ 2002 L 193, p. 33).

(4)  Commission Directive 2009/145/EC of 26 November 2009 providing for certain derogations, for acceptance of vegetable landraces and varieties which have been traditionally grown in particular localities and regions and are threatened by genetic erosion and of vegetable varieties with no intrinsic value for commercial crop production but developed for growing under particular conditions and for marketing of seed of those landraces and varieties (OJ 1999 L 312, p. 44).


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