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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


The liability of service providers in the information society. Reflections about the judgment of the European Court of Justice delivered on 23 March 2010 in joined cases C-236 to 238 08 Google v Louis Vuitton and others before the CJ (formerly ECJ)
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • June 21 2010

The liability of the company Google France as provider of data storage services online is analysed in the recent Judgment of the CJ in cases C-23608, C-23708 and C-23808


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


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


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


New episode in VENTE-PRIVEE.COM saga
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • March 16 2015

In a July 23 2014 decision the Lyons First-Instance Tribunal considered whether a trademark consisting of the domain name VENTE-PRIVEE.COM (the term


Application of the "AdWords" decision of the CJEU and assessment of adverse effect on the trademark function of indicating origin
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • April 14 2011

The decision of the Court of Appeal provides the most detailed application of the recent "AdWords" decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in France


CJEU sends clear message that luxury brands cannot prevent retailers selling online
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, France
  • October 28 2011

On 13 October 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a judgment which makes it clear that a clause in a selective distribution agreement which operates as an absolute ban on internet sales has as its object the restriction of competition, and is therefore presumed to be unlawful


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


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