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How to use the (R) , TM or (C) symbols
  • France
  • February 13 2014

means "Registered Trademark" (as validated by the Patent & Trademark Office). TM means "Trademark" (any mark filed with a Trademark Office

Agence France Presse v. Morel
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • France, USA
  • August 18 2014

District court upholds jury's award of maximum statutory copyright damages of $1.2 million, plus $20,000 in DMCA damages, finding sufficient evidence

Fired! For having downloaded music illegally from work
  • Ichay & Mullenex Avocats
  • France
  • July 19 2011

On March 31st 2011, the Court of Appeal of Versailles upheld that the act, for an employee, of illegally downloading music files on his professional computer during working hours should be considered as serious misconduct and may justify his dismissal

Je suis Charlie
  • D&P Studio Legale
  • European Union, France, Italy
  • January 22 2015

Soon after the 7th January 2015 massacre, some journalists embraced the expression "Je suis Charlie" to support freedom of speech. The slogan spread

Measures to limit online copyright infringement
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • November 19 2012

The creative industries argue that piracy costs the industry £400m a year in lost revenue

Rejection of Oracle's claims for copyright infringement against one of its users and condemnation of the practice of aggressive audits
  • White & Case LLP
  • France
  • August 4 2015

Dealing with a matter involving the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Oracle E-Business Suite, the Paris First Instance Court took the opportunity

Christian Dior v Ash: lessons for filing infringement claims in France
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • June 24 2013

Famous design company Christian Dior Couture claimed to have created, in the Fall of 2006, a model of shoes named "Extreme Dior" which it

Decompilation infringement exception applied against Nintendo in dispute over DS linker modchips
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • November 2 2010

Applying a decompilation exception to copyright infringement derived from the EU Software Directive, a French criminal court has ruled in a preliminary hearing that 'Linker' cards do not infringe Nintendo's copyright

Paris Court of Appeal orders video-sharing website Dailymotion to pay substantial damages for failure to promptly remove infringing content
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • December 16 2014

In a recent decision of the Paris Court of Appeal dated 2 December 2014, the French video-sharing website Dailymotion was held liable to pay more

Protection of applied art works by copyright in France:counterfeiters wear out their shoe leather before French courts
  • Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati
  • France
  • April 9 2013

Under French law, all forms of creative works can be protected by copyright independently of their type, form, merit or purpose: the work only has to