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BrandWrites - December 2014
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • December 3 2014

A 3D trade mark in relation to a new unique product idea could in theory have been a way to achieve a monopoly on the market. However, while the


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
  • European Union, France
  • 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


Your pocket guide to VAT on digital e-commerce
  • Bird & Bird
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Digital e-commerce is a rapidly growing business market within the EU, emerging as a key economic driver. However, as acknowledged by the EU


Protection du secret des affaires : la France va-t-elle devancer l’adoption de la Directive Européenne ? La proposition de loi Urvoas du 16 Juillet 2014.
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • August 7 2014

Une proposition de loi relative à la protection du secret des affaires a été enregistrée à la présidence de


Commission calls on France to end special rights to distribute savings books ("livret A" and "livret bleu")
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • May 25 2007

The Commission has asked France to amend its legislation within nine months in order to eliminate the obstacles to the internal market rules represented by the special rights to distribute savings books ("livret A" and "livret bleu") granted to Banque Postale, Caisse d’Epargne and Crédit Mutuel


European Court of Justice dismisses France Télécom’s appeal in predatory pricing case
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • May 6 2009

On 2 April 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed an appeal brought by France Télécom against the judgment of the Court of First Instance (CFI) in the Wanadoo predatory pricing case


Les Editions Albert René Aarl v OHIM; Orange AS
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • February 21 2008

Orange had applied to register the mark MOBILIX as a CTM for telecommunications related goods and services in classes 9, 16, 35, 37, 38 and 42


Commission authorises French tax scheme reducing solidarity tax on wealth with a view to promoting investment in SMEs
  • Bird & Bird
  • France, European Union
  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under the EC Treaty rules on state aid to the French tax-relief to a taxpayers' scheme in respect of the solidarity tax on wealth (ISF) for those who invest in SMEs


Commission requests France to recover unlawful aid from Arbel Fauvet Rail
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided under EC Treaty state aid rules that the French authorities must recover illegal state aid received by Arbel Fauvet Rail, a manufacturer of railway wagons


Commission authorises aid of 99 million to France for QUAERO R&D programme
  • Bird & Bird
  • France, European Union
  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under the EC Treaty state aid rules to the financial aid of 99 million granted by France to the QUAERO research and development (R&D) programme