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Online betting: court cancels trademarks of past monopoly beneficiary
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • December 15 2010

In recent years, the fierce competition among the various actors in the online betting industry has seen many trademark disputes come before the French courts


Search engine exempt from liability
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • April 4 2011

On 26 January 2011, the Paris Court of Appeal ruled that "Google Images" is an information society service and thus benefits from the exemption from liability provided for under the LCEN for internet intermediaries


Jurisdiction in online infringement cases: “substantial link” theory confirmed
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • January 28 2009

In Ferrara v Ministère public (Case 07-87.281, 9th September 2008) the Criminal Chamber of the French Supreme Court has confirmed the applicability of the “substantial link” theory in criminal cases involving the infringement of IP rights on foreign websites


French court orders the blockade on The Pirate Bay
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • January 14 2015

France has become the latest of a long list of countries to have blocked access to The Pirate Bay website following a ruling of the Paris Court


Advertising does not affect the status of hosting provider
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • January 21 2011

The Paris Court of Appeal has confirmed, once again, Dailymotion's status as a hosting provider


Online gambling: first decision applying the 12 May 2010 act
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • October 25 2010

The Paris TGI has ruled that several French internet service providers (ISPs) have to block the access to Stanjames.com (a Maltese company) within the next two months


Search engine held liable by Paris Court of Appeal for copyright infringement
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • May 4 2011

In four decisions dated 14 January 2011, the Paris Court of Appeal held Google Inc. and Google France liable for copyright infringement and ordered them to pay an aggregate sum of 510,000


Online betting website blocked in France
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • July 4 2011

The French Online Gaming Regulatory Authority (ARJEL) has initiated a legal action before the High Court of Paris requesting internet service providers (ISPs) to block the online betting website "5Dimes", which is hosted in Costa Rica


French Supreme Court upholds right of company to access an employee's emails
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • March 9 2011

Confirming a line of French decisions, the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) has rendered a decision on whether an employer may access its employee's emails in the workplace


Fine imposed for disparaging former employer online
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • March 16 2012

Believing his dismissal was unjustified, a former employee of an insurance company created a new social networking profile and used a pseudonym to disparage his former employer