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Paris appeals court confirms eBay’s liability for selling counterfeit and unauthorized LVMH perfumes on auction website

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • France
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  • November 30 2010

In sharp contrast to the outcome of a similar lawsuit has resolved in the United States, the Paris Court of Appeal has upheld a 2008 verdict holding that online auctioneer eBay is liable for the sale of counterfeit goods or goods that are selected for special distribution via its online auction website

The liability of service providers in the information society. Reflections about the judgment of the European Court of Justice delivered on 23 March 2010 in joined cases C-236 to 238 08 Google v Louis Vuitton and others before the CJ (formerly ECJ)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • June 21 2010

The liability of the company Google France as provider of data storage services online is analysed in the recent Judgment of the CJ in cases C-23608, C-23708 and C-23808

Internationalized domain names (IDN) available to .fr owners on May 3

  • Fish & Richardson PC
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  • France
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  • March 29 2012

On May 3, 2012, owners of .FR and other French country code top-level domains will be able to apply for their domain name registrations in Spanish, German, and French translations

Highlights of the ever-changing world of domain names

  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
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  • France
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  • January 7 2013

As we enter into a New Year it is a good time for an overview of events in the world of domain names. Here are the highlights from 2012. The .corp

Toward the adoption of initial interest confusion

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • June 27 2011

Under the doctrine of initial interest confusion in US trade mark law, there may be a finding of infringement where, as a result of the use by an advertiser of a third party’s trade mark, a consumer, who was initially interested in the advertisement in which said trade mark was used, later discovers, before making the purchase of goods or services, that such products or services in fact do not originate from the owner of the trade mark but from a competitor

Unsuccessful harvest for the Champagne domain

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France, Global
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  • August 19 2011

The Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC, the representative body of French Champagne producers), a body established by statute under the laws of France, recently lost a Complaint filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO

Registry and registrar not liable for infringing domain names

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • December 10 2012

In a recent case the Paris Court of Appeal considered the liability of a registry and a registrar for the registration of domain names that allegedly infringed trademarks

Why use the .paris extension and how

  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
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  • France
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  • October 29 2013

As everyone knows, the .Paris extension has been approved by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) and will be launched over the next few months. Why

Domain names

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • April 29 2011

The law adapting French Law to European Union legislation in the fields of health, employment and electronic communications (please see the Legal and regulatory update - February 2011) was adopted on 8 March 2011 and published in the Journal Officiel on 23 March 2011

French court chips away at immunity for third-party content

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • France
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  • August 7 2010

On July 20, a regional French appeals court ruled that eBay International and eBay France were liable for an eBay vendor's sale of counterfeit goods