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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


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


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


Flash Info TVA - Holdings : Droit à déduction de la TVA acquittée en amont sur des frais d’acquisitions de capitaux
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • August 4 2015

L’arrêt rendu le 16 juillet 2015 par la CJUE dans les affaires Larentia Minerva (C-10814) et Marenave (C-10914) apporte des précisions sur le


Advocate General's opinion in the three French Google keyword references
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • September 23 2009

The Advocate General delivered his widely anticipated opinion today in three references to the European Court of Justice involving whether the AdWords system operated by Google amounted to trade mark infringement


NCAs may take action against anti-competitive agreements which do not meet the thresholds in the Commission’s de minimis notice
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • February 6 2013

On 13 December 2012, the CJEU gave an interesting ruling on the powers of national competition authorities (NCAs) to fine parties for an


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


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


Courts provide clarification on paid holiday
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • July 18 2012

Recent judgments passed down by the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court could have a significant impact on French employment laws, specifically on the accrual of paid holiday, the effect of sick leave on holiday entitlement and the obligation to ensure that employees are able to take paid holiday


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