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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

Domain names may infringe droit d'auteur

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • September 8 2014

The Lyons Court of Appeal has confirmed a first-instance decision which found that the registration and use of a domain name constituted not only

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

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

New decree for .FR defines legitimate interest and bad faith

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • August 19 2011

Regular Anchovy News readers will recall that in October 2010, the French Constitutional Court ruled that certain provisions of the French Posts and Electronic Communications Code (the "Code") were unconstitutional and that, as a consequence, new legislation (articles L.45 ff of the Code) was adopted on 22 March 2011

Deep linking may not constitute copyright infringement

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • July 2 2010

The Court of First Instance of Nanterre has ruled that a web portal that provides a deep link to the website of a software developer where the latter's software can be downloaded does not constitute copyright infringement

Advocate General provides opinion in Google AdWords case

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, France
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  • October 31 2009

In a combined reference for a preliminary ruling from the Cour de Cassation in France , Advocate General Maduro advised the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to rule that search engines selling keywords to advertisers cannot be liable for trademark infringement

ECJ finds for Google on AdWords but advertisers beware

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 4 2010

In what is likely to be seen as a set-back for brand owners, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that Google is not liable for trade mark infringement with its AdWords system

Peer to peer (P2P) legislation

  • Abril Abogados
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  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • December 13 2012

Since 2006, when the first European Regulation against illegal downloading was enacted by Finland, most of EU Member States have followed the example