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Paris appeals court confirms eBay’s liability for selling counterfeit and unauthorized LVMH perfumes on auction website
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France
  • November 30 2010

In sharp contrast to the outcome of a similar lawsuit has resolved in the United States, the Paris Court of Appeal has upheld a 2008 verdict holding that online auctioneer eBay is liable for the sale of counterfeit goods or goods that are selected for special distribution via its online auction website


Supreme Court confirms use of competitor's trademark as keyword
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • June 3 2013

The Supreme Court has reaffirmed that a company is allowed to use a competitor's trademark as a keyword in Google's AdWords service, holding that


Appeal court upholds eBay's liability, but reduces damages
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • September 22 2010

In an ongoing dispute between eBay and French luxury brand owners the LVMH group, on 30th June 2008 LVMH and several LVMH group companies obtained a strong victory through three decisions of the Paris Commercial Court


French football league draws in domain name recovery battle
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • June 9 2014

The French professional football league, the Ligue de Football Professionnel, recently attempted to recover two domain names corresponding to the designation of the French main football competition, the Ligue 1, using the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP


Registry and registrar not liable for infringing domain names
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • December 10 2012

In a recent case the Paris Court of Appeal considered the liability of a registry and a registrar for the registration of domain names that allegedly infringed trademarks


Paris Court of Appeal clarifies confusion
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • May 15 2017

In a January 27 2017 decision,(1) the Paris Court of Appeal found that, among other things, use of the domain name 'lecomptoirducoton.fr' had


L’Oréal v. eBay: the Court of Justice of the European Union tightens liability of online marketplace operators the CJEU
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom
  • August 11 2011

The long awaited decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in L’Oréal v. eBay was handed down last month


Médiamétrie interferes with the management of media groups' trademarks on the internet
  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
  • France
  • January 6 2014

With its new audience measuring system, Médiamétrie (a company specializing in audience monitoring and media market surveys in


Pleas of inadmissibility based on the extinction of rights by acquiescence may be made against famous or well-known trademarks
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • France
  • January 29 2015

It is the first time the French Supreme Court has an occasion to make a determination on this issue. The French Supreme Court handed down a leading


Identity theft by domain name
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • May 1 2017

In a recent decision dated March 2 2017, the Paris Court of First Instance ordered the transfer of a domain name consisting of the name of a person