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The battle over the use of trade marks as Google AdWords decision of the European Court of Justice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • France, European Union
  • March 24 2010

On 23 March 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its preliminary ruling in relation to the Google AdWords system

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

Copie de concept et concurrence déloyale: une action délicate à bien anticiper
  • 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

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

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

The French “three strikes” system is raised from the dead
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • December 14 2009

On 22 September, the French Parliament passed a bill providing a new version of the "three strikes" system against persistent illegal filesharers

Copyright infringers may lose internet access in France
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • June 4 2008

A French copyright bill (not yet officially released) is attracting a great deal of attention in France

Brand owners score important point in eBay battle
  • Gowling WLG
  • France
  • July 1 2008

In a decision that is bound to be welcomed by many brand owners, eBay has been ordered to pay more than 38 million (£31.6 million) to the LVMH group

MySpace considered as a publisher by a French tribunal and found liable for copyright infringement by its members
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • October 23 2007

On 22 June 2007, a French humorist successfully sued MySpace before the Paris first instance tribunal for infringement of his author’s rights and personality rights, as his name, image and some of his sketches were published on a MySpace webpage without his authorisation