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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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