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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


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


Paris court applies US fair use law to Google Image search
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • August 31 2008

In this case, the French Civil Court held that US law will apply in a copyright infringement case, even though the party suing was a French organisation


Advocate General provides opinion in the Google France Adwords cases
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, France
  • November 19 2009

The Advocate General has released his opinion in the Google Adwords cases being brought in the French courts


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


Jurisdiction in online infringement cases: “substantial link” theory confirmed
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • January 28 2009

In Ferrara v Ministère public (Case 07-87.281, 9th September 2008) the Criminal Chamber of the French Supreme Court has confirmed the applicability of the “substantial link” theory in criminal cases involving the infringement of IP rights on foreign websites


L’Oreal’s claim against eBay in France fails
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • June 10 2009

The cosmetics giant L’Oreal has failed in its trade mark infringement action against eBay in France in respect of the sale on eBay of counterfeit L’Oreal products


Peer to peer (P2P) legislation
  • Abril Abogados
  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 13 2012

Since 2006, when the first European Regulation against illegal downloading was enacted by Finland, most of EU Member States have followed the example


The French “three strikes” system is raised from the dead
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • December 14 2009

On 22 September, the French Parliament passed a bill providing a new version of the "three strikes" system against persistent illegal filesharers


A sparkling decision
  • Wedlake Bell
  • France, United Kingdom
  • November 6 2007

CIVC, the French champagne wine-growers trade association has won on appeal its complaint under Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service Policy concerning the unauthorized registration of the domain name champagne.co.uk (the “Domain Name”