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Online copyright infringement: when Google images finally meets French law
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • March 9 2011

While Google’s exemption from liability for trademark infringement through its AdWords service has now been well established by the Supreme Court, the situation with regard to copyright infringement remains more uncertain. The latest service to be considered is the Google Images search, in regard to which the Paris Court of Appeal recently issued a long-awaited ruling


French court orders the blockade on The Pirate Bay
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • January 14 2015

France has become the latest of a long list of countries to have blocked access to The Pirate Bay website following a ruling of the Paris Court


Online betting: court cancels trademarks of past monopoly beneficiary
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • December 15 2010

In recent years, the fierce competition among the various actors in the online betting industry has seen many trademark disputes come before the French courts


Court prevents music company from pulling out songs from online music service
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • November 3 2011

In a summary judgment dated 5 September 2011, the Paris Court rejected Universal's request to order Deezer, an online music service, to remove all of Universal's songs from Deezer's free music catalogue


Douai Court of Appeal condemns company for abusive indexing
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • January 19 2012

A company, Saveur Bière, created numerous websites whose sole purpose was to link to the main website of the company


No reduced VAT rate for downloadable, streamable e-books
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, France, Luxembourg
  • July 31 2015

In March 2015, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled infringement procedures against France and Luxembourg (cases C-47913 and C-50213). In


Misleading commercial practice
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • March 1 2012

In this decision, the Commercial Chamber provides useful details regarding acts constituting misleading commercial practices


Travel websites held liable for unfair practices
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • January 12 2012

On 4 October 2011, the Paris Court held three travel websites liable for unfair practices for posting misleading information on their websites regarding the availability of hotel rooms


Blocking of unregulated gambling sites
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • May 17 2012

Decree No. 2011-2122 (the Decree), which sets out the framework for application of Article 61 of Law No. 2010-476 of 12 May 2010 on the introduction of competition and sector regulation of gambling and online gambling, was published on 30 December 2011


Web hosting provider must respond to a data subject's request for deletion
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • May 17 2012

The Court of Appeals of Montpellier ruled that an individual using a pseudonym on a public forum may request the web hosting provider of that forum to delete information about his real identity on the basis of Law No. 78- 17 of 6 January 1978 (the French Data Privacy Law