Google’s Appeal Fails in France

Google’s effort to appeal Louis Vuitton’s trademark case against it in France has failed, according to the luxury goods maker. The search engine’s fine has been upped to 300,000 euros for “trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition and advertising”. The court has forbidden Google “from using any of Louis Vuitton’s trademarks in the scope of its advertising activity on all of its Web sites accessible from France.”

An International Herald Tribune story from earlier this week says similar lawsuits against Google in France now number more than 40.

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