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  • French court rules on iPod levy

    December 15, 2008

    France’s Court of Cassation has ruled that French consumers must pay the so-called iPod tax when buying MP3 players online from other countries

  • French eBay verdict means boost for brand owners

    July 03, 2008

    eBay will be a likely target for brand owners after a French court fined the online auction site nearly €40 million for allowing counterfeit LVMH goods to be sold on its website

  • Dates set for .tel sunrise

    June 26, 2008

    Trade mark owners will have two months, starting from December 3 this year, in which to protect their brands in the new .tel top-level domain (TLD)

  • eBay defends anti-counterfeiting actions

    June 17, 2008

    The managing director of eBay in France has hit back at accusations that the company is not doing enough to tackle the sale of counterfeit goods, saying “eBay has become a victim of counterfeiters”

  • eBay verdict will embolden rights owners

    June 09, 2008

    Brand owners are likely to be more willing to challenge eBay over the sale of counterfeit goods after a recent ruling by a French court

  • Follow France’s model, says IFPI

    January 24, 2008

    The IFPI Digital Music Report ’08 has urged governments and internet service providers (ISPs) to follow the example of French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s copyright plan to protect the creative content of artists on the internet

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