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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

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

MySpace and Dailymotion: simple storing providers held liable
  • Nabarro LLP
  • France
  • November 1 2007

MySpace and Dailymotion have been held liable for infringement with respect to content posted on their websites by their users

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

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

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

A sparkling decision
  • Wedlake Bell
  • United Kingdom, France
  • November 6 2007

CIVC, the French champagne wine-growers trade association has won on appeal its complaint under Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service Policy concerning the unauthorized registration of the domain name champagne.co.uk (the “Domain Name”

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

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