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The status of hosting services provider in France: uncertainty remains after ECJ ruling
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • November 28 2011

The Directive on electronic commerce ("e-commerce Directive") and its adaptation to evolving practices has lead to lively debates, particularly in Europe and in France


EU ruling on the prohibition of online sales
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • October 13 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union has today ruled that the restriction of online sales in a selective distribution agreement constitutes a restriction of competition "by object" under EU law (Case C-43909 Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique v Président de l'Autorité de la Concurrence, Others


New decision against France due to the excessive length of judicial liquidation proceedings
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • May 24 2012

The right to have one's case tried within a reasonable period of time is one of the fundamental guarantees of a fair trial


Round-up of key developments
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain
  • October 31 2012

EU


CFI upholds fine on France Telecom for predatory pricing practices
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • April 1 2007

On January 30, 2007, the European Court of First Instance (the CFI) rejected the appeal lodged by France Telecom, parent company of the Internet Service Provider Wanadoo, against a decision of the European Commission of July 16, 2003, imposing a 10.35 million fine on Wanadoo for allegedly charging predatory prices in breach of Article 82 of the EC Treaty


French designation of a European patent take it to the limit
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • October 25 2011

In this landmark case, the Court of Appeal of Paris ruled that the French Patent Office has jurisdiction and power to limit the French designation of a European patent


Application of the "AdWords" decision of the CJEU and assessment of adverse effect on the trademark function of indicating origin
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • April 14 2011

The decision of the Court of Appeal provides the most detailed application of the recent "AdWords" decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in France


Why the U.S. is held to a higher data protection standard than France
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France, USA
  • November 6 2015

In a recent column for The New York Times, Nils Muiznieks, the top human rights official for the Council of Europe, warned that recent surveillance


Court rules that proteins produced through different methods are same product under SPC regulation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • August 15 2016

On January 18 2007 the US government filed supplementary protection certificate (SPC) application 08C0003 in regard to a European patent for


Advocate General at the CJEU emphasizes the importance of competition law arguments in international arbitration (Opinion of AG Wathelet in Case C-56714)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • March 22 2016

On 17 March 2016, Advocate General Wathelet at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered his Opinion in Case C-56714 (Genentech