Intellectual property

30 January 2018 | Soulier Avocats

Handbook on the new transparency and fairness requirements imposed on operators of digital platforms since January 1, 2018

Two of the three Decrees adopted on September 29, 2017 in furtherance of the Law for a digital Republic came into force on January 1, 2018. This provides the opportunity to recall the new transparency and fairness requirements imposed on operators of digital platforms. Since January 1, 2018 new requirements apply to some websites, as […]

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28 October 2016 | Soulier Avocats

Prevention and Intellectual Property

Business reorganizations or acquisitions of companies often require the performance of a legal due diligence on the target in order to get the most complete picture of it. The due diligence process typically includes a series of investigations, including with respect to the intellectual property titles held by the target (portfolio of intellectual property rights) […]

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1 June 2013 | Soulier Avocats

Private copying and e-commerce: consumer information as a bulwark against distortions of competition and loss of revenue resulting from the non-payment of private copying levies?

The surge in the purchases of blank recording media (phones, external or multimedia hard drives, CD-Rs, DVD-Rs, USB devices, memory cards, GPSs, tablets, etc.) by French consumers has recently revealed the profound inadequacy of the French legislation on private copying remuneration.  The French distributors of such media as well as the company responsible for collecting […]

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1 August 2012 | Soulier Avocats

Google Suggest, a tool that can lead internet users to the path of the infringement

In a decision dated July 12, 2012[1], the First Civil Chamber of the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) held that the Google Suggest tool, that guides Internet users to sites proposing the illegal downloading of works protected by copyright, “provided the means to infringe copyright and related rights”. Google’s search engine does not simply […]

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