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French piracy law sanctions struck as violating user rights
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • France
  • March 16 2010

At a time where Internet piracy in France is on the rise, French legislators introduced in June 2009 the Creation and Internet Law ("HADOPI 1"), based on a three-strikes approach


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


New decree for .FR defines legitimate interest and bad faith
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • August 19 2011

Regular Anchovy News readers will recall that in October 2010, the French Constitutional Court ruled that certain provisions of the French Posts and Electronic Communications Code (the "Code") were unconstitutional and that, as a consequence, new legislation (articles L.45 ff of the Code) was adopted on 22 March 2011


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


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


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


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


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


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


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