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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

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

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

eBay’s legal battles continue: a French victory and a prudent English test case

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • European Union, France, United Kingdom
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  • July 28 2009

While a French court found that eBay was not liable to L’Oréal for the sale of counterfeit cosmetics on its auction website, an English court determined it required guidance from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the interpretation of applicable directives before deciding key issues in a proceeding between the two parties

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

Propriété intélectuelle

  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
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  • France
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  • May 8 2013

S’il avait déjà été admis par les juges que le fameux motif écossais Burberry déposé en couleurs (camel, beige, rouge) était distinctif, la question

Jurisdiction in online infringement cases: “substantial link” theory confirmed

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • January 28 2009

In Ferrara v Ministère public (Case 07-87.281, 9th September 2008) the Criminal Chamber of the French Supreme Court has confirmed the applicability of the “substantial link” theory in criminal cases involving the infringement of IP rights on foreign websites

French court rules to protect horse-racing database and prevent unlawful extraction

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • October 23 2007

On 20 June 2007, the First Instance Court of Paris (Tribunal de grande instance) issued an important and interesting ruling in a case involving database rights offering protection by way of sui generis database rights and preventing unlawful extraction of information by third parties

French court fines eBay 1.7 million for failing to block ads for counterfeit goods

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • France
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  • December 12 2009

The Tribunal de Commerce in Paris has fined eBay 1.7 million ($2.6 million) for failing to sufficiently implement filtering measures to prevent the use of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, S.A., product names in the title or body of any auction postings on the eBay website

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