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Julie Gemptel

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DSM Watch: Implementing the new Copyright Directive in France

The Copyright Directive (“the Directive”) came into force on 7 June 2019. Member States now have two years to implement it. Amongst the key provisions, Article 15 (former Article 11) creates neighbouring rights for press publishers (see here for an in-depth analysis by DSM watch). In this article we look at the implementation of the

France – Trade secrets protection optimized with new procedural measures before Courts

The FRAND patent litigation case between Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL and LG Electronics Inc. and LG Electronics France offers a first and exemplary illustration of an extensive use of the procedural arrangements provided by the French Law of July 30, 2018 regarding the protection of trade secrets. The Paris Court of Appeal recently handed down

FRAND license litigation: new ways of accessing relevant rates in France

Besides its new provisions defining the trade secret and sanctioning its infringements, the French Law of 30 July 2018 regarding Trade Secret offers new procedural instruments aimed at efficiently protecting the confidentiality of the exhibits submitted by the parties. Article L.153-2 of the Code of Commerce provides that any person having access to an exhibit