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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

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

French Court of Cassation rules on data protection and online copyright infringement

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • France
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  • February 11 2009

In SACEM v. Cyrille Saminadin (Cour de Cassation, chambre criminelle, 13 janvier 2009), the SACEM (a representative body of authors, composers, and music editors) asked one of its agents to carry out an investigation and to collect evidence of copyright infringements on a peer-to-peer network

Paris court applies US fair use law to Google Image search

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • August 31 2008

In this case, the French Civil Court held that US law will apply in a copyright infringement case, even though the party suing was a French organisation

Trade mark owners’ delight at luxury lingerie decision

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 14 2009

In a landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice (the ECJ) has confirmed that a trade mark owner may limit the kind of customers to whom their licensees can sell where this would damage the reputation of the trade mark

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

French court finds that Google Books infringes copyright in France

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • France
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  • January 23 2010

Last month, in Editions du Seuil, et al., v. Google Inc., the Paris Court of First Instance ruled that Google’s digital book project infringed the copyrights of French books, and ordered Google to remove posted excerpts of French titles and to pay 300,000 ($428,535) in damages and interest to two publishers of the French group La Martinière

Google Books infringes French copyrights, but not trademarks

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • February 3 2010

The Paris High Court has found Google Inc liable for copyright infringement just as it is about to launch its new service, Google Editions, allowing consumers to purchase books that they have previewed on Google Books

Appeal court finds AFNIC not liable for failing to 'freeze' a domain name

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • December 19 2011

In October 2009 the French Association for Internet Names and Cooperation (AFNIC), the registry for the '.fr' country-code top-level domain, was ordered to pay compensation of 4,500 to the owner of the FRANCE LOTS trademark for failing to 'freeze' a domain name upon its request