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Google held liable for copyright infringement for bulk scanning of books

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • France
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  • February 28 2010

The Paris Court of First Instance's third chamber has ruled that Google Inc.’s bulk scanning of books for its Google Book Search website, done without permission from copyright holders, infringed the copyrights on hundreds of French books

eBay’s legal battles continue: a French victory and a prudent English test case

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • European Union, France, United Kingdom
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  • July 28 2009

While a French court found that eBay was not liable to L’Oréal for the sale of counterfeit cosmetics on its auction website, an English court determined it required guidance from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the interpretation of applicable directives before deciding key issues in a proceeding between the two parties

Copie de concept et concurrence déloyale: une action délicate à bien anticiper

  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
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  • France
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  • September 3 2013

Dans un arrêt récent du 4 juillet 2013 opposant la société Ameliste à la société Zankyou Ventures, la Cour d’Appel de Paris a rappelé qu’il ne peut y

Jurisdiction in online infringement cases: “substantial link” theory confirmed

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • January 28 2009

In Ferrara v Ministère public (Case 07-87.281, 9th September 2008) the Criminal Chamber of the French Supreme Court has confirmed the applicability of the “substantial link” theory in criminal cases involving the infringement of IP rights on foreign websites

French court fines eBay 1.7 million for failing to block ads for counterfeit goods

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • France
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  • December 12 2009

The Tribunal de Commerce in Paris has fined eBay 1.7 million ($2.6 million) for failing to sufficiently implement filtering measures to prevent the use of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, S.A., product names in the title or body of any auction postings on the eBay website

Appeal court finds AFNIC not liable for failing to 'freeze' a domain name

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • December 19 2011

In October 2009 the French Association for Internet Names and Cooperation (AFNIC), the registry for the '.fr' country-code top-level domain, was ordered to pay compensation of 4,500 to the owner of the FRANCE LOTS trademark for failing to 'freeze' a domain name upon its request

Two judgments of the Paris Civil Court of First Instance establish that Dailymotion is a hosting service provider

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • August 31 2008

In the last edition of the newsletter we considered the recent developments in the law relating to providers of hosting services

Paris Court of Appeal holds that Dailymotion is a host and did not have knowledge of infringing material

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • October 27 2009

The Paris Court of Appeal has held, overruling a previous First Instance Court decision, that the Dailymotion video sharing website was not liable for copyright infringement since it had not received adequate notification that content posted to its website by users was unlawful

French online copyright infringement law faces challenges but may create business opportunities

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • May 21 2009

The French online copyright infringement (so-called HADOPI) law was passed on May 13, 2009 by the two assemblies of the French parliament after long and tumultuous debates

L’Oreal’s claim against eBay in France fails

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • France
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  • June 10 2009

The cosmetics giant L’Oreal has failed in its trade mark infringement action against eBay in France in respect of the sale on eBay of counterfeit L’Oreal products