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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

Trainee slips off the gravy train

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • December 9 2010

On 29 October 2010, the Paris Court of First Instance ruled in favour of France's national railway operator (the SNCF) in a case involving the registration of a domain name infringing its trade mark in the term SNCF

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

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

The French Supreme Court confirms the use of a competitor’s trademark as keyword

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • March 11 2013

This particular case involved two competitors, Cobrason and Solutions, which both sell video and hi-fi products online. Cobrason noticed that when an

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

L’Oréal v. eBay: the Court of Justice of the European Union tightens liability of online marketplace operators the CJEU

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
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  • European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom
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  • August 11 2011

The long awaited decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in L’Oréal v. eBay was handed down last month

Domain name reservation and purchase of keywords: trademark infringement and or unfair competition practice?

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • January 20 2011

The Court of Appeal of Paris confirmed that the purchase of keywords is a trademark use in the course of trade

Notoriety of a generic domain name: risks and issues

  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
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  • France
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  • January 16 2014

The Vente-Privee.com trademark has been canceled! The decision caused quite a stir, because - whatever people may say - it is indeed shocking! The

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