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Paris appeals court confirms eBay’s liability for selling counterfeit and unauthorized LVMH perfumes on auction website
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France
  • November 30 2010

In sharp contrast to the outcome of a similar lawsuit has resolved in the United States, the Paris Court of Appeal has upheld a 2008 verdict holding that online auctioneer eBay is liable for the sale of counterfeit goods or goods that are selected for special distribution via its online auction website


Notoriety of a generic domain name: risks and issues
  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
  • France
  • January 16 2014

The Vente-Privee.com trademark has been canceled! The decision caused quite a stir, because - whatever people may say - it is indeed shocking! The


Enforcement of intellectual property rights in the context of the opening to competition of online gambling in France
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • October 14 2010

As online gambling in France is opening to competition, sports associations, corporations and organizations are seeking to secure their intellectual property rights protecting their names and the names of the competitions they organize and redouble their efforts against bookmakers who are using the names


France - CNIL issues 100,000 fine against Google Inc. over the 'right to be forgotten'
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • France
  • March 10 2016

The CJEU decision dated 13 May 2014 (the Google Spain case), required that upon a data subject’s valid request, operators of search engines should


Registry and registrar not liable for infringing domain names
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • December 10 2012

In a recent case the Paris Court of Appeal considered the liability of a registry and a registrar for the registration of domain names that allegedly infringed trademarks


Internationalized domain names (IDN) available to .fr owners on May 3
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • France
  • March 29 2012

On May 3, 2012, owners of .FR and other French country code top-level domains will be able to apply for their domain name registrations in Spanish, German, and French translations


L’Oréal v. eBay: the Court of Justice of the European Union tightens liability of online marketplace operators the CJEU
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom
  • August 11 2011

The long awaited decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in L’Oréal v. eBay was handed down last month


Court orders transfer and damages for fraudulent domain name registration
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • May 16 2016

In a January 14 2016 decision the Paris Court of First Instance ruled that the domain name 'tecnokar.fr' had been fraudulently registered, as it


Global Intellectual Property Newsletter A topic for 2016 - EU Trademark Law
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • China, European Union, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain
  • March 14 2016

Major reforms will soon be coming to the Community Trade Mark Regulation (2072009EC) and the Trade Marks Directive (200895EC). On 8 June 2015


"Say it with flowers"... But beware of keywords! - Paris court confirms that using trademarks as Google AdWords keywords is lawful
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • France
  • May 4 2015

Following the CJEU decisions in Google v. Louis Vuitton and Interflora v. Marks & Spencer, the Paris High Court recently confirmed that use of a