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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


"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


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


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


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


Google’s “AdWords” service clears big hurdle in European court
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • European Union, France
  • July 7 2010

Google's AdWords service has come under fire in litigation around the world


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


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


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


Rights over sporting events and online betting: new rules in France
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 1 2011

On May 12 2010, around one month before the opening of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the Law on Online Betting and Gambling (2010-476) was promulgated