On 22 October 2014, Fleur Pellerin, the French minister of culture and communication presented a proposal for a law adapting French law to EU law in the field of copyright and cultural heritage (the “Proposal”).
More specifically, the Proposal aims to implement provisions of three EU directives: (i) Directive 2011/77/EU on the term of protection of copyright; (ii) Directive … Continue Reading
On 5 June, 2014, Hogan Lovells’ Paris office hosted a seminar on the Internet of Things, focusing on product liability, privacy, IP interoperability issues. The seminar featured presentations relating to the French post office’s plans to act as a central hub to facilitate “connected home” technologies.
Everyday products are now able to receive and store information regarding the product itself … Continue Reading
In a June 18, 2014 decision, the Commercial Court of Nanterre found that French pay-tv challenger beIN Sport had not committed unfair business practices by pricing its pay TV subscription at only 11€ per month. France’s principal pay TV provider Canal + argued that beIN Sport had abused market rules by charging a price so low that it could never … Continue Reading