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Frankfurt Court Approves Online Marketplace Restriction for Luxury Perfumes
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • July 26 2018

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E-commerce, geoblocking and Digital Single Market
  • Maverick Advocaten NV
  • European Union
  • February 19 2018

We identify two developments for 2018 regarding the application of competition rules to vertical agreements. First, the long-awaited judgment of the

E-Commerce Restrictions under Scrutiny - Recent Developments
  • Beiten Burkhardt
  • European Union
  • March 1 2017

Today the EU is the largest e-commerce market in the world with Germany convincingly leading...

L’Oréal v eBay on counterfeit products: is it worth it?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • October 3 2011

In July 2011, the European Court of Judgement (ECJ) considered the case L’Oréal v eBay, where L’Oréal had brought proceedings against eBay and a number of its users for trade mark infringement for the sale of counterfeit products on eBay’s auction site, and ruled on several points which had been referred by the High Court, namely whether eBay (and other websites like it).

ECJ rules on trademark protection online and intermediaries’ liability L’Oréal v eBay
  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • European Union
  • September 9 2011

On July 12 2011 the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled on trademark protection on the Internet and the extent to which operators of online marketplaces can be held liable for trademark infringements by users (Case C-32409, L’Oréal SA, Lancôme parfums et beauté & Cie SNC, Laboratoire Garnier & Cie, L’Oréal (UK) Ltd v eBay International AG, eBay Europe SARL, eBay (UK) Ltd, Stephen Potts, Tracy Ratchford, Marie Ormsby, James Clarke, Joanna Clarke, Glen Fox, Rukhsana Bi.)

ECJ gets behind brand owners
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • European Union
  • July 13 2011

The European Court of Justice yesterday ruled that, in certain circumstances, online market operators such as eBay may be held liable for trade mark infringement by users of their sites, and that they should take preventative action against sellers of counterfeit goods.

ECJ judgement L'Oréal v. eBay: a major step in combating online infringements
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Netherlands, European Union
  • July 13 2011

On 12 July 2011, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") handed down its much anticipated decision in L'Oréal v. eBay.

European court rules on position eBay regarding sale of infringing products
  • NautaDutilh
  • Netherlands, European Union
  • July 12 2011

For several years now, L'Oréal has been combating the sale of counterfeit and other infringing products on the online marketplace eBay.

Brand owners cautiously jubilant following ruling of Court of Justice in L'Oreal v eBay
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • July 12 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union has handed down its judgment in the case of L'Oréal v eBay and overall it is good news for brand owners.

Trade markspassing off
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • January 24 2011

The General Court of the European Union upheld OHIM's decision not to register the shapes of a chocolate rabbit, reindeer, bell or block featuring a mouse as Community trade marks on the basis that these signs are devoid of distinctive character.