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French court finds that Google Books infringes copyright in France
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • France
  • January 23 2010

Last month, in Editions du Seuil, et al., v. Google Inc., the Paris Court of First Instance ruled that Google’s digital book project infringed the copyrights of French books, and ordered Google to remove posted excerpts of French titles and to pay 300,000 ($428,535) in damages and interest to two publishers of the French group La Martinière


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


Google held liable for copyright infringement for bulk scanning of books
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France
  • February 28 2010

The Paris Court of First Instance's third chamber has ruled that Google Inc.’s bulk scanning of books for its Google Book Search website, done without permission from copyright holders, infringed the copyrights on hundreds of French books


Google Books infringes French copyrights, but not trademarks
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • February 3 2010

The Paris High Court has found Google Inc liable for copyright infringement just as it is about to launch its new service, Google Editions, allowing consumers to purchase books that they have previewed on Google Books


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


The battle over the use of trade marks as Google AdWords decision of the European Court of Justice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, France
  • March 24 2010

On 23 March 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its preliminary ruling in relation to the Google AdWords system


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


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


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