Thursday, 6 April 2017

Finally Laguiole means Laguiole

We have covered the saga about the famous knives with the bee emblem, whose name was copyrighted by a Val de Marne businessman in 1993. The villagers have fought many court battles to establish that only products made in their village should bear the name Laguiole.
Now the European Court of Justice has agreed that La Forge de Laguiole, who make knives in the village, had prior rights to use the name and that only cutlery made there can bear the name and emblem.
No counterfeiting! Pic. MaxPPP

Other products, such as lighters, toys, clothing and furniture, often made overseas may continue to be called Laguiole, but soon all those made in China etc copies should disappear from the shelves.
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