Last episode in Vente-privé saga

In a March 31 2015 decision(1) the Paris Court of Appeal ended the ongoing judicial debate over whether the trademark consisting of the domain name VENTE-PRIVEE.COM (the term 'vente privée' means 'private sale' in French) is distinctive for e-commerce services for the purpose of French law. This long-awaited decision resolves the disagreement between two different sections of the Paris Civil Court, which issued contradictory decisions at the end of 2013 in this respect.

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