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Intellectual property quarterly newsletter - December 2013

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • China, European Union, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA
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  • December 24 2013

On 26 November 2013, the President of OHIM issued a decision whereby, from 2 December 2013, decisions concerning refusals of Community Trade Mark

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

Trade mark caricatures permitted in the name of freedom of speech

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • May 16 2008

Two very significant decisions relating to caricatures of trade marks were issued by the French Supreme Court on 8 April 2008

Consequences of a breach of a trademark license agreement

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • June 22 2009

In the judgment of the European Court of Justice dated April 23, 2009 (C-5908), the following facts were at issue: Christian Dior Couture SA concluded a trademark license agreement with Société Industrielle Lingerie (SIL) in respect of the manufacture and distribution of luxury corsetry goods bearing the Christian Dior trademark, which is owned by Dior

Internet counterfeit: recent divergent decisions in France and the US suggest a need for cooperation between rights holders and service providers

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France, USA
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  • September 4 2008

With the advent of the Internet, counterfeiting activities are thriving on a worldwide scale, in spite of efforts to combat such activities made by global online service providers and rights holders

eBay wins some (in the US), loses some (in France)

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada, France, USA
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  • August 8 2008

A French court has ordered eBay to pay damages to Hermès, after determining that eBay did not sufficiently ensure that its website would not be used for illegal activities

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

The French Supreme Court adds a limitation to the moral rights of the author of an architectural work

  • Bersay & Associes
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  • France
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  • April 19 2013

The issue argued before the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) was whether the abandonment of a portion of a building project for ten years

Global intellectual property newsletter issue 914

  • Clifford Chance LLP
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  • Czech Republic, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 16 2014

In our previous issue we focused on the European Commission's proposal for a new Directive on the protection of trade secrets (undis-closed know-how

Ebay fined in Paris, vindicated in NY what now for "genuine fakes"?

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • France, USA
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  • August 20 2008

On 1 July 2008, a judge in Paris handed down the most significant judgment to date in the ongoing battle between Ebay and some of the world's most famous luxury brands