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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

Advocate General provides opinion in Google AdWords case
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France, European Union
  • October 31 2009

In a combined reference for a preliminary ruling from the Cour de Cassation in France , Advocate General Maduro advised the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to rule that search engines selling keywords to advertisers cannot be liable for trademark infringement

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

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

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

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

Advocate General's opinion in the three French Google keyword references
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • September 23 2009

The Advocate General delivered his widely anticipated opinion today in three references to the European Court of Justice involving whether the AdWords system operated by Google amounted to trade mark infringement

Opinion of Advocate General in Google AdWords trade mark infringement reference
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • September 28 2009

Advocate General Poiares Maduro has given his opinion in the three joined references from the French Cour de cassation in Google v Louis Vuitton, Google v Viaticum and Google v CNRRH

Trademark infringement on the web: a bailiff affidavit has no probative value if the investigation was not technically sound
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 21 2007

A decision of the Paris Court of Appeal on 17 November 2006 regarding the conduct of a bailiff’s investigation could be relevant to future trademark infringement litigation

Deep linking may not constitute copyright infringement
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 2 2010

The Court of First Instance of Nanterre has ruled that a web portal that provides a deep link to the website of a software developer where the latter's software can be downloaded does not constitute copyright infringement