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Copie de concept et concurrence déloyale: une action délicate à bien anticiper
  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
  • 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


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


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


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


Deep linking may not constitute copyright infringement
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 2 2010

The Court of First Instance of Nanterre has ruled that a web portal that provides a deep link to the website of a software developer where the latter's software can be downloaded does not constitute copyright infringement


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

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


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


Global intellectual property newsletter issue 914
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 16 2014

In our previous issue we focused on the European Commission's proposal for a new Directive on the protection of trade secrets (undis-closed know-how


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


The French Supreme Court adds a limitation to the moral rights of the author of an architectural work
  • Bersay & Associes
  • France
  • April 19 2013

The issue argued before the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) was whether the abandonment of a portion of a building project for ten years