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Google held liable for copyright infringement for bulk scanning of books
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France
  • February 28 2010

The Paris Court of First Instance's third chamber has ruled that Google Inc.’s bulk scanning of books for its Google Book Search website, done without permission from copyright holders, infringed the copyrights on hundreds of French 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

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

Determining the fair price owed to employee-inventors
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • March 24 2014

The Court of Cassation has upheld a decision which found that the fair price owed at the time of assignment for an invention conceived outside the

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

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

IP and celebrities
  • France
  • October 15 2013

The District Court of Lyon, France, dismissed the allegation of plagiarism that had been made against David Hallyday for his song "Tu ne m'as pas

MySpace and Dailymotion: simple storing providers held liable
  • Nabarro LLP
  • France
  • November 1 2007

MySpace and Dailymotion have been held liable for infringement with respect to content posted on their websites by their users

Paris High Court applies French law in book scanning case
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 22 2010

The 3rd Chamber of the Paris High Court (the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris) decided to apply French law to a case involving Google and French book editors

Liability for holding trade mark infringing goods in France: when is this not trade mark infringement?
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 16 2008

A significant decision was issued by the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) on 10 July 2007 regarding the possibility for the owner of a trade mark designating France, to oppose the holding in France of products which reproduce that trade mark, but are to be lawfully sold in other countries