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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

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

Quel abus du droit d’exploitation faut-il demontrer, pour obtenir l’intervention du juge ?
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • France
  • February 28 2013

En cas d'abus notoire dans l'usage ou le non-usage des droits d'exploitation de la part des représentants d’un l'auteur décédé, le tribunal de grande

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

Les Editions Albert René Aarl v OHIM; Orange AS
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • February 21 2008

Orange had applied to register the mark MOBILIX as a CTM for telecommunications related goods and services in classes 9, 16, 35, 37, 38 and 42

E-bay outbid on French fakes
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • France
  • June 25 2008

A French Court has held eBay liable for the sale of counterfeit goods in a surprising move which is likely to encourage intellectual property holders throughout Europe and the rest of the world

Advocate General provides opinion in Google AdWords case
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2009

In a combined reference for a preliminary ruling from the Cour de Cassation in France , Advocate General Maduro advised the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to rule that search engines selling keywords to advertisers cannot be liable for trademark infringement

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

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