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Appeal court upholds eBay's liability, but reduces damages

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • September 22 2010

In an ongoing dispute between eBay and French luxury brand owners the LVMH group, on 30th June 2008 LVMH and several LVMH group companies obtained a strong victory through three decisions of the Paris Commercial Court

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

Misleading commercial practice

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • March 1 2012

In this decision, the Commercial Chamber provides useful details regarding acts constituting misleading commercial practices

Blocking of unregulated gambling sites

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • May 17 2012

Decree No. 2011-2122 (the Decree), which sets out the framework for application of Article 61 of Law No. 2010-476 of 12 May 2010 on the introduction of competition and sector regulation of gambling and online gambling, was published on 30 December 2011

Online betting: court cancels trademarks of past monopoly beneficiary

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
  • -
  • December 15 2010

In recent years, the fierce competition among the various actors in the online betting industry has seen many trademark disputes come before the French courts

Streaming music website ordered to pay 1 million in damages

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • June 15 2011

The Court of Appeal of Paris has confirmed a court decision sentencing the creators of "radioblobclub.fr", a website for streaming music, to pay 1 million in damages to two collecting societies as a result of their "unlawful exploitation of musical works" without first securing from the rights holders the rights to stream

Douai Court of Appeal condemns company for abusive indexing

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 19 2012

A company, Saveur Bière, created numerous websites whose sole purpose was to link to the main website of the company

Online copyright infringement: when Google images finally meets French law

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • March 9 2011

While Google’s exemption from liability for trademark infringement through its AdWords service has now been well established by the Supreme Court, the situation with regard to copyright infringement remains more uncertain. The latest service to be considered is the Google Images search, in regard to which the Paris Court of Appeal recently issued a long-awaited ruling

Online betting website blocked in France

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • July 4 2011

The French Online Gaming Regulatory Authority (ARJEL) has initiated a legal action before the High Court of Paris requesting internet service providers (ISPs) to block the online betting website "5Dimes", which is hosted in Costa Rica

Advertisers on piracy websites are not accomplices to copyright infringement

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • April 12 2011

The French Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals and dismissed the claim of copyright holders that the advertisers on piracy websites should be considered accomplices to copyright infringement