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eBay wins some (in the US), loses some (in France)
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • France
  • August 8 2008

A French court has ordered eBay to pay damages to Hermès, after determining that eBay did not sufficiently ensure that its website would not be used for illegal activities


Internet counterfeit: recent divergent decisions in France and the US suggest a need for cooperation between rights holders and service providers
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France, USA
  • September 4 2008

With the advent of the Internet, counterfeiting activities are thriving on a worldwide scale, in spite of efforts to combat such activities made by global online service providers and rights holders


French online copyright infringement law faces challenges but may create business opportunities
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • May 21 2009

The French online copyright infringement (so-called HADOPI) law was passed on May 13, 2009 by the two assemblies of the French parliament after long and tumultuous debates


Global Intellectual Property Newsletter A topic for 2016 - Digitalisation 4.0 - Issue 0616
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, Global, Iran, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
  • June 14 2016

In an increasingly interconnected world, with increasingly powerful computational and modelling tools, our ability to gather and process large


Copie de concept et concurrence déloyale: une action délicate à bien anticiper
  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
  • France
  • 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


eBay wins some (in the US), loses some (in France)
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, France, USA
  • August 8 2008

A French court has ordered eBay to pay damages to Hermès, after determining that eBay did not sufficiently ensure that its website would not be used for illegal activities


Appeal court finds AFNIC not liable for failing to 'freeze' a domain name
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • 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


ECJ finds for Google on AdWords but advertisers beware
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • European Union, France
  • May 4 2010

In what is likely to be seen as a set-back for brand owners, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that Google is not liable for trade mark infringement with its AdWords system


eBay’s legal battles continue: a French victory and a prudent English test case
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • France, United Kingdom, European Union
  • 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


Quand contrefaçon rime avec prison
  • Fidal
  • France
  • June 17 2016

Par un arrêt du 13 avril 2016, la Cour d’appel de Montpellier a condamné deux hommes à 12 et 8 mois de prison avec sursis pour contrefaçon de marques