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Douai Court of Appeal condemns company for abusive indexing
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 19 2012

A company, Saveur Bière, created numerous websites whose sole purpose was to link to the main website of the company


Appeal court upholds eBay's liability, but reduces damages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • September 22 2010

In an ongoing dispute between eBay and French luxury brand owners the LVMH group, on 30th June 2008 LVMH and several LVMH group companies obtained a strong victory through three decisions of the Paris Commercial Court


Online copyright infringement: when Google images finally meets French law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 9 2011

While Google’s exemption from liability for trademark infringement through its AdWords service has now been well established by the Supreme Court, the situation with regard to copyright infringement remains more uncertain. The latest service to be considered is the Google Images search, in regard to which the Paris Court of Appeal recently issued a long-awaited ruling


Changing position of the Paris High Court on suggested search queries
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • December 7 2010

In a decision given in summary proceedings in July 2010, the Paris High Court (TGI Paris) ruled that Google was not liable when its Google Suggest service associated the word "fraud" with a company's name


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


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


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


Travel websites held liable for unfair practices
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 12 2012

On 4 October 2011, the Paris Court held three travel websites liable for unfair practices for posting misleading information on their websites regarding the availability of hotel rooms


Organisation in charge of collecting the private copying levy held liable for damages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 28 2012

Since France's rate for the private copy levy is one of the highest in Europe, Rueducommerce, an e-commerce website, argued that it lost customers because online merchants located in other EU Member States which do not have such a levy system can sell their goods at a lower price compared to online merchants located in France


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