No Help For Google In French Trademark Appeal

Law360, New York (June 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Parisian appeals court has upheld a controversial trademark infringement ruling against the French unit of Internet search giant Google Inc.

The ruling marks a victory for the parent company of clothier Louis Vuitton and confirms what some see as France's unique approach to the intersection of trademark law and the Internet.

Along with the ruling, the French court increased an earlier fine, hitting Google with €300,000 in damages--a jump from the initial €200,000 fine.

Louis Vuitton's parent company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, said...
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