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No reduced VAT rate for downloadable, streamable e-books
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, France, Luxembourg
  • July 31 2015

In March 2015, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled infringement procedures against France and Luxembourg (cases C-47913 and C-50213). In


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


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


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


Misleading commercial practice
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • March 1 2012

In this decision, the Commercial Chamber provides useful details regarding acts constituting misleading commercial practices


The High Court of Paris dismisses suit by collecting society against video sharing site
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • July 19 2011

The High Court of Paris has rejected a legal action for alleged "acts of infringement" initiated by the Civil Society of Phonogram Producers in France (SPPF), the French collecting society managing the rights of independent record producers, against YouTube


Search engine not liable for linking to database
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • April 18 2011

On 1 February 2011, in a case involving the owner of a real estate advertising database and the operator of a search engine, the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris ruled that the defendant's search engine, which selects advertisements from the claimant's real estate advertising database and ranks them on the basis of a set criteria, does not engage in extraction from a database under intellectual property law


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


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