The right to protect a geographical name


Aurélia Marie

An action brought by the Laguiole local authority in southern France against the owners of trademarks containing the term ‘Laguiole’ has proved controversial. These trademarks were licensed internationally for products of all kinds, although most of them are manufactured in China and do not come from the Laguiole area.

Aurélia Marie, Cabinet Beau de Loménie, Laguiole, trademark, Paris Court of Appeal, Supreme Court,