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Geoblocking: a tempting but forbidden practice

Some websites are not always accessible to all Internet users because of their geographical location or their nationality. However, in the European Union as well as in France, this practice called “geoblocking” is forbidden. Examination of this prohibition through an article of our law firm published by the site beaboss.fr on October 4, 2022.

https://www.beaboss.fr/Thematique/juridique-1055/droit-affaires-2331/Breves/Geoblocking-pratique-tentante-mais-interdite-375440.htm

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Late payment of invoices can be costly

The French Commercial Code requires companies to comply with strict deadlines for paying their invoices. In the event of late payment, companies are not only liable to pay substantial interests on late payments but also to pay an administrative fine with a high maximum limit. On 31 August 2022, the website beaboss.fr published an article by our firm on this topic.

https://www.beaboss.fr/Thematique/juridique-1055/Breves/Payer-ses-factures-avec-retard-peut-couter-cher-374398.htm

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What is “confusion” and why does it constitute unfair competition?

Is it permissible to make a very imperfect copy of a successful product, without copying the trademark or infringing a patent? Is it a matter of freedom, of commercial skill? Where is the line that should not be crossed? What are the consequences if the limits of unfair competition are crossed? Answers in an article by our firm published by the website beaboss.fr on 24 June 2022.

https://www.beaboss.fr/Thematique/juridique-1055/droit-affaires-2331/Breves/Qu-est-ce-que-la-confusion-et-pourquoi-est-elle-373216.htm

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As in previous years, André Bricogne and Xavier Henry will be speaking at Campus Paris 2022 (training course for lawyers) on 7 July 2022 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm on the topic “Unbalanced clauses in commercial contracts (Article L. 442-1, I, 2° of the Commercial Code)”. This year again, Campus is digital and face-to-face at La Maison de la Chimie in Paris (75007). Registration is open.

https://www.avocatcampus.org/calendrier.htm

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Sale with a bonus to a consumer: it is possible.

The method of a professional attaching a bonus to a sale to a consumer in order to encourage him to make a purchase is not prohibited. However, this freedom is not total. Examination of the conditions of validity of this sales method in an article of our firm published on April 19, 2022 by the website commerce.fr.

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Henry & Bricogne law firm has once again been ranked among the best lawyers in commercial, business and competition law and in consumer law by the magazine Le Point.

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Awards ceremony for the Palmarès du Droit organised by Le Monde du Droit on 29 March 2022 at the Grand Hôtel Intercontinental Opéra in Paris: our firm received four awards.

In the category “Firms with less than 30 lawyers”, HENRY & BRICOGNE is awarded:

  • in first position (gold) in distribution law and consumer law.
  • in second position (silver) in competition law and commercial law and commercial contracts.

In 2022, our firm receives one more award than in 2021 and is better ranked in Competition Law and Consumer Law than the previous year.

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Can the termination of a commercial contract with sufficient notice be abusive?

It is a matter of contractual freedom that a party to a commercial contract may not renew it on its expiry date or may terminate it provided that sufficient notice is given. Can a termination that is respectful of the due date or with sufficient notice be abusive? Examination of this question in an article of our firm published by the website decision-achats.fr on March 22, 2022.

https://www.decision-achats.fr/Thematique/strategie-achats-1236/juridique-2265/Breves/La-resiliation-d-un-contrat-commercial-avec-un-preavis-suffisant-370552.htm

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