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Internet and free Wi-Fi access: the CNIL’s report following its controls
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • January 6 2015

As part of its mission of controlling the use of personal data, the CNIL has recently scrutinized the provision of free and public Internet access


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


Toward the adoption of initial interest confusion
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • June 27 2011

Under the doctrine of initial interest confusion in US trade mark law, there may be a finding of infringement where, as a result of the use by an advertiser of a third party’s trade mark, a consumer, who was initially interested in the advertisement in which said trade mark was used, later discovers, before making the purchase of goods or services, that such products or services in fact do not originate from the owner of the trade mark but from a competitor


Paris Court of Appeal holds that Dailymotion is a host and did not have knowledge of infringing material
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • October 27 2009

The Paris Court of Appeal has held, overruling a previous First Instance Court decision, that the Dailymotion video sharing website was not liable for copyright infringement since it had not received adequate notification that content posted to its website by users was unlawful


French Supreme Court decision in website scraping case confirms narrow scope of database rights
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • October 27 2009

The French Supreme Court has dismissed a claim that an aggregation service that extracted real estate advertisements from websites infringed database right


France: CNIL publishes new cookie guidance
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • December 18 2013

On December 17, 2013, the French Data Protection Authority - CNIL - published its new cookie guidance


France: CNIL cookie compliance inspections as from October 2014
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • July 23 2014

On 11 July 2014, the French Data Protection Authority ("CNIL") announced future enforcement actions in relation to cookies (article available in


Your pocket guide to VAT on digital e-commerce
  • Bird & Bird
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Digital e-commerce is a rapidly growing business market within the EU, emerging as a key economic driver. However, as acknowledged by the EU


France: Pinckney, the case continues as Supreme Court formulates its position
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • January 27 2014

On 22nd January 2014 the Cour de cassation issued a significant ruling concerning the jurisdiction of the French courts with regard to violation of


Trademark infringement on the web: a bailiff affidavit has no probative value if the investigation was not technically sound
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 21 2007

A decision of the Paris Court of Appeal on 17 November 2006 regarding the conduct of a bailiff’s investigation could be relevant to future trademark infringement litigation