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April 2013 Intellectual Property Quarterly Newsletter
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 25 2013

In this edition, we continue our coverage of significant IP developments in Europe, Asia, and the United States


Appeal court finds AFNIC not liable for failing to 'freeze' a domain name
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • December 19 2011

In October 2009 the French Association for Internet Names and Cooperation (AFNIC), the registry for the '.fr' country-code top-level domain, was ordered to pay compensation of 4,500 to the owner of the FRANCE LOTS trademark for failing to 'freeze' a domain name upon its request


Consequences of a breach of a trademark license agreement
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • France, European Union
  • June 22 2009

In the judgment of the European Court of Justice dated April 23, 2009 (C-5908), the following facts were at issue: Christian Dior Couture SA concluded a trademark license agreement with Société Industrielle Lingerie (SIL) in respect of the manufacture and distribution of luxury corsetry goods bearing the Christian Dior trademark, which is owned by Dior


Grey times for lookalike products
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, France, United Kingdom
  • September 5 2009

Shoppers and retailers are familiar with lookalike products in shops and with branded products being sold at reduced prices at discount retail outlets or market stalls


The headache for author employers in French law following the VAN CLEEF & ARPELS and LALIQUE cases
  • Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati
  • France
  • February 11 2014

French Labour Law has historically been very protective of the interests of employees owing to the employee's supposedly weak position, resulting


Propriété intélectuelle
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • France
  • May 8 2013

S’il avait déjà été admis par les juges que le fameux motif écossais Burberry déposé en couleurs (camel, beige, rouge) était distinctif, la question


Les Editions Albert René Aarl v OHIM; Orange AS
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • February 21 2008

Orange had applied to register the mark MOBILIX as a CTM for telecommunications related goods and services in classes 9, 16, 35, 37, 38 and 42


MySpace considered as a publisher by a French tribunal and found liable for copyright infringement by its members
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • October 23 2007

On 22 June 2007, a French humorist successfully sued MySpace before the Paris first instance tribunal for infringement of his author’s rights and personality rights, as his name, image and some of his sketches were published on a MySpace webpage without his authorisation


Google Books infringes French copyrights, but not trademarks
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • February 3 2010

The Paris High Court has found Google Inc liable for copyright infringement just as it is about to launch its new service, Google Editions, allowing consumers to purchase books that they have previewed on Google Books


Trade mark caricatures permitted in the name of freedom of speech
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 16 2008

Two very significant decisions relating to caricatures of trade marks were issued by the French Supreme Court on 8 April 2008