Wednesday, February 05, 2014

French court finds that Facebook fan page doesn't infringe TM

Report here from Inlex IP Expertise:  "The court considered that using the 'PLUS BELLE LA VIE' trademark on a public Facebook page dedicated to this French TV series did not constitute an infringement, in that the trademark was not used in a normal course of business, as web users did not use it for professional or business purposes."  A welcome result, with perhaps less fuss than would be required under the supposedly more robust defenses in the US.

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