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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
  • 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


The French Data Protection Authority launches a public consultation on four priority topics of the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • June 29 2016

The French Data Protection Authority ("CNIL") recently launched a public consultation on four priority topics identified by the Article 29 Working


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


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


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


Commission opens in-depth investigation into Arjowiggins' proposed acquisition of M-real Zanders' Reflex Mill
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France, Germany
  • January 3 2008

The Commission has opened a detailed investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the proposed acquisition of M-real Zanders' Reflex mill located in Düren, Germany by Arjowiggins of France


Commission opens in-depth inquiry into proposed French R&D aid to Peugeot-Citroën for hybrid diesel car
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • January 3 2008

The Commission has launched an in-depth investigation to determine whether a 96 million aid that France plans to grant Peugeot-Citroën and other partners for the development of a hybrid diesel car (VHD) is compatible with EC Treaty state aid rules


Commission launches in-depth investigation into unlimited state guarantee for the French post office
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has opened the formal investigation procedure against France regarding the unlimited state guarantee provided for La Poste


Commission gives conditional authorisation for public aid to finance La Poste pensions for civil servants
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2007

Acting under the EC Treaty rules on state aid, the Commission has authorised the aid planned by France for the reform of the arrangements for financing the retirement pensions of civil servants working for La Poste


Commission authorises two French R&D aid projects totalling 119 million
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has decided not to raise any objections under Community state aid rules regarding the financial aid to be provided by the French Industrial Innovation Agency to two research and development programmes, "NanoSmart" and "HOMES"