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Google France v Louis Vuitton

[2009] C-238/08

Case summary last updated at 01/02/2020 20:07 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Google France v Louis Vuitton

CwasFrench producer of high-quality goods. When consumers searched for term ‘Louis Vuitton’, this brought up advertisements for sites offering counterfeit versions of Louis Vuitton’s products. C claimed that Google had infringed its trade marks under Article 5(1)(a) (identical marks and goods) by:
i)        offering keywords that corresponded to C’s trade marks
ii)       and by offering keywords that corresponded to C’s trade marks in combination with other terms such as ‘replica’ and ‘imitation’:
·       See notes.

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