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

The battle over the use of trade marks as Google AdWords decision of the European Court of Justice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • France, European Union
  • March 24 2010

On 23 March 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its preliminary ruling in relation to the Google AdWords system

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

IP Dispatch - March 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union, France, Malaysia, Russia, Turkey, USA
  • March 16 2016

Eyes are on the European Union as the long awaited trademark reform package was approved by the European Parliament at the end of 2015. The new

Quand contrefaçon rime avec prison
  • Fidal
  • France
  • June 17 2016

Par un arrêt du 13 avril 2016, la Cour d’appel de Montpellier a condamné deux hommes à 12 et 8 mois de prison avec sursis pour contrefaçon de marques

Le secret bancaire à l’épreuve du droit d’information des titulaires de droit de propriété intellectuelle
  • Fidal
  • France
  • June 30 2016

En application du droit communautaire (Directive n 200448CE du 29 avril 2004), le droit français a instauré en 2007 un droit d’information

Copie de concept et concurrence déloyale: une action délicate à bien anticiper
  • France
  • September 3 2013

Dans un arrêt récent du 4 juillet 2013 opposant la société Ameliste à la société Zankyou Ventures, la Cour d’Appel de Paris a rappelé qu’il ne peut y

Domain names may infringe droit d'auteur
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • September 8 2014

The Lyons Court of Appeal has confirmed a first-instance decision which found that the registration and use of a domain name constituted not only

Intellectual property quarterly newsletter - December 2013
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China, European Union, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 24 2013

On 26 November 2013, the President of OHIM issued a decision whereby, from 2 December 2013, decisions concerning refusals of Community Trade Mark

Brand owners can prohibit sales to discount stores
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France, European Union
  • June 10 2009

In the case of Copad SA v Christian Dior SA, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that, in certain circumstances, a brand owner may prohibit the sale of its luxury goods in discount stores