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

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


E-bay outbid on French fakes
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • France
  • June 25 2008

A French Court has held eBay liable for the sale of counterfeit goods in a surprising move which is likely to encourage intellectual property holders throughout Europe and the rest of the world


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


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


French court fines eBay 1.7 million for failing to block ads for counterfeit goods
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • France
  • December 12 2009

The Tribunal de Commerce in Paris has fined eBay 1.7 million ($2.6 million) for failing to sufficiently implement filtering measures to prevent the use of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, S.A., product names in the title or body of any auction postings on the eBay website


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


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


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