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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


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


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


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


Surveiller sa marque parmi les AdWords ? Avantages, risques et enjeux au regard de l'arrêt de la Cour de cassation du 14052013 et de l'ordonnance du TGI de Paris en date du 20062013
  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
  • France
  • October 4 2013

Par voie d’ordonnance et d’arrêt, les juridictions françaises ont récemment apporté un nouvel éclairage sur l’opportunité de surveiller sa marque


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


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


Last episode in Vente-privée.com saga
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • May 11 2015

In a March 31 2015 decision the Paris Court of Appeal ended the ongoing judicial debate over whether the trademark consisting of the domain name


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


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