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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

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

Landmark victory for eBay in trade mark infringement case

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, France
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  • June 1 2009

On 13 May 2009, eBay, the world’s largest online auctioneer, claimed a landmark victory against L’Oréal after the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris (Paris first instance civil court) ruled that eBay was not liable for selling counterfeit products and luxury goods imported from outside the European Union on its website

Three strikes and you’re out in France

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • June 1 2009

After a long and hard fought battle, President Sarkozy’s government has finally been able to force through a controversial "three strikes" law against illegal file sharing

French Senate adopts London Agreement

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • France
  • -
  • October 30 2007

The French Senate has approved two draft laws authorising the ratification of the European Patent Convention as revised in November 2000 (EPC 2000), and the ratification of the October 2000 London Agreement, respectively

Company name infringes Céline’s trade mark

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union, France
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  • October 30 2007

Céline SA, a luxury fashion brand, was founded and registered in Paris in 1928