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Supreme Court confirms use of competitor's trademark as keyword
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • June 3 2013

The Supreme Court has reaffirmed that a company is allowed to use a competitor's trademark as a keyword in Google's AdWords service, holding that


Paris Court of Appeal clarifies confusion
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • May 15 2017

In a January 27 2017 decision,(1) the Paris Court of Appeal found that, among other things, use of the domain name 'lecomptoirducoton.fr' had


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


Using trade mark rights to counter domain snatchers in France and elsewhere
  • Marks & Clerk
  • France, Global
  • March 21 2017

Commercial practices in the domain name business can lead to small web entities losing their domain names. Here, we consider some of the options that


Antitrust and Competition - The EU Weekly Briefing (13 February 2017)
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • China, European Union, France, Germany, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom
  • February 13 2017

On 6 February 2017, the General Court rejected a bid brought by Internacional de Productos Metálicos, a Spanish seller of screws and bolts, to obtain


Success for Saone-et-Loire
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • June 26 2017

In a recent decision dated March 14 2017, the Versailles Court of Appeal affirmed the October 22 2015 decision delivered by the Nanterre Court of


"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


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


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


Unsuccessful harvest for the Champagne domain
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France, Global
  • August 19 2011

The Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC, the representative body of French Champagne producers), a body established by statute under the laws of France, recently lost a Complaint filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO