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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


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


France: Pinckney, the case continues as Supreme Court formulates its position
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • January 27 2014

On 22nd January 2014 the Cour de cassation issued a significant ruling concerning the jurisdiction of the French courts with regard to violation of


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


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


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


Domain names may infringe droit d'auteur
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • September 8 2014

The Lyons Court of Appeal has confirmed a first-instance decision which found that the registration and use of a domain name constituted not only


Internet counterfeit: recent divergent decisions in France and the US suggest a need for cooperation between rights holders and service providers
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France, USA
  • September 4 2008

With the advent of the Internet, counterfeiting activities are thriving on a worldwide scale, in spite of efforts to combat such activities made by global online service providers and rights holders