French Supreme Court
AdWords Case: Google v. Vuitton - Do we have a winner?
Following the ECJ March 23
v. Google), the Cour de Cassation canceled a June 2006
Court of Appeals decision condemning Google to a 300,000 € fine, and
referred the case back to the appellate bench. Both sides welcomed
the Supreme Court's referral of the case back to the appeals court.
Louis Vuitton said the decision will enable the Paris Court of
Appeals to rule on Google's civil liability when using trademarks
without the trademark owner's authorization.The Court of Appeals
will determine any potential wrongdoing committed by Google to the
detriment of Louis Vuitton.