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L’Oreal’s claim against eBay in France fails
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • June 10 2009

The cosmetics giant L’Oreal has failed in its trade mark infringement action against eBay in France in respect of the sale on eBay of counterfeit L’Oreal products

France fines Glaxosmithkline for predatory pricing
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • April 19 2007

France’s competition agency, Conseil de la Concurrence, has fined GlaxoSmithKline PLC 10 million in the country’s first-ever prosecution for predatory pricing

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

Paris court applies US fair use law to Google Image search
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • August 31 2008

In this case, the French Civil Court held that US law will apply in a copyright infringement case, even though the party suing was a French organisation

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
  • 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

eBay’s legal battles continue: a French victory and a prudent English test case
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • France, United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 28 2009

While a French court found that eBay was not liable to L’Oréal for the sale of counterfeit cosmetics on its auction website, an English court determined it required guidance from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the interpretation of applicable directives before deciding key issues in a proceeding between the two parties

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

Copy of concept and unfair competition: preventing delicate situations requires anticipation
  • France
  • September 23 2013

In a recent ruling dated July 4, 2013 in a case between Ameliste and Zankyou Ventures, the Paris Court of Appeal restated that a concept can only be