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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


French football league draws in domain name recovery battle
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • June 9 2014

The French professional football league, the Ligue de Football Professionnel, recently attempted to recover two domain names corresponding to the designation of the French main football competition, the Ligue 1, using the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP


The Court of cassation clarifies eBay’s status: eBay is an editor!
  • Dreyfus & associés
  • France
  • February 14 2013

The Court of cassation puts an end to the French case law hesitations by stating, in 3 decisions, that eBay is an editor. Web host or editor? Indeed


Pleas of inadmissibility based on the extinction of rights by acquiescence may be made against famous or well-known trademarks
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • France
  • January 29 2015

It is the first time the French Supreme Court has an occasion to make a determination on this issue. The French Supreme Court handed down a leading


eBay settles litigation over online sales of counterfeit goods
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • France
  • July 24 2014

If the people trying to imitate designer goods thought they could get away with selling their fake goods online, they were wrong and they


Médiamétrie interferes with the management of media groups' trademarks on the internet
  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
  • France
  • January 6 2014

With its new audience measuring system, Médiamétrie (a company specializing in audience monitoring and media market surveys in


The French Supreme Court confirms the use of a competitor’s trademark as keyword
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • March 11 2013

This particular case involved two competitors, Cobrason and Solutions, which both sell video and hi-fi products online. Cobrason noticed that when an


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


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


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