Laguiole Community Trademark (CTM) was filed 13 years ago by a contractor of the Val-de-Marne, near Paris and far from Laguiole village. marque communautaire Laguiole avait été déposée il y a 13 ans par un entrepreneur du Val-de-Marne.
Following the excellent work of Forge de Laguiole’s lawyer, Fabienne Fajgenbaum and his team (Paris), the General Court ruled: the Laguiole brand name cannot be owned by just one person and Forge de Laguiole may use its name on the knives and related objects (as it is at the heart of its art).
Thierry Moysset, manager of the Forge de Laguiole, is extremely pleased with the return of the name Laguiole to the Laguiole area.
The result is extremely positive for Forge de Laguiole. “It has given us back what we had been robbed of,” says Thierry Moysset, manager of Forge de Laguiole. The European Court has recognized that Laguiole equates 200 years of history, a cutler’s trade and heritage, a recognized expertise, working people and more. We filed in 2005 and it has been a struggle as we encountered multiple obstacles on our way, so we had to hire highly specialized lawyers. Thankfully, we now have a very favorable outcome. “
Other legal appointments
“We are taking numerous legal actions to defend our territory and this is the first time we get a positive ruling thanks to lawyer Fabienne Fajgenbaum who has done a remarkable job. Today we can use the name “Laguiole” on our knives again. But the fight is far from over:
– We also need to establish a protected geographical area to identify Laguiole knives. This action was taken by the Laguiole Cutlers Union.
– There is also the battle of the municipality to retrieve the name of the town, led by the mayor and various social players.”
You must be logged in to post a comment.