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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


Deep linking may not constitute copyright infringement
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 2 2010

The Court of First Instance of Nanterre has ruled that a web portal that provides a deep link to the website of a software developer where the latter's software can be downloaded does not constitute copyright infringement


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


Paris High Court applies French law in book scanning case
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 22 2010

The 3rd Chamber of the Paris High Court (the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris) decided to apply French law to a case involving Google and French book editors


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


Website hosting provider considered an editor
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 29 2010

The French Supreme Court (the Cour de Cassation) has confirmed the position of the Court of Appeal, which ruled that by placing advertising spaces on personal web pages, Tiscali, a French website hosting provider, qualifies as an editor of content and is, therefore, fully responsible for such content


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


Blocking of unregulated gambling sites
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • May 17 2012

Decree No. 2011-2122 (the Decree), which sets out the framework for application of Article 61 of Law No. 2010-476 of 12 May 2010 on the introduction of competition and sector regulation of gambling and online gambling, was published on 30 December 2011


Web hosting provider must respond to a data subject's request for deletion
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • May 17 2012

The Court of Appeals of Montpellier ruled that an individual using a pseudonym on a public forum may request the web hosting provider of that forum to delete information about his real identity on the basis of Law No. 78- 17 of 6 January 1978 (the French Data Privacy Law


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