Intellectual property

1 December 2011 | Soulier Avocats

Trademark law and the internet: use of competitor’s trademark in the context of a paid referencing service

Trademark law and business law must permanently evolve and address new practices that emerge from the development of the Internet. It is indeed necessary to strike the appropriate balance between the interests of companies wishing to protect themselves against unfair business practices and to protect their trademark(s) and the necessity to guarantee free market competition. […]

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1 September 2011 | Soulier Avocats

The Cour de Cassation confirms the exception to the concept of exhaustion of a trademark proprietor’s rights

In a judgment dated May 24, 2011[1], the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) recalled that the proprietor of a trademark can, if it has legitimate reasons, oppose further sale of its products even when products have been previously marketed by it – or with its consent – with the European Union or European Economic […]

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