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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


eBay wins some (in the US), loses some (in France)
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, France, USA
  • August 8 2008

A French court has ordered eBay to pay damages to Hermès, after determining that eBay did not sufficiently ensure that its website would not be used for illegal activities


Copy of concept and unfair competition: preventing delicate situations requires anticipation
  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
  • 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Preliminary injunctions in the case of an imminent infringement
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • December 15 2009

On 20 October 2009, the Lyon Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the President of the First Instance Court, and became the first jurisdiction in France to elaborate an exhaustive reasoning with regards to one of the new provisions of Law n2007-1544 of 29 October 2007 on the "Fight against Infringement"