France: Law No. 2014-344 of March 17, 2014, on Consumer Protection

March 19, 2014

France: The Law No. 2014-344 of March 17, 2014, on Consumer Protection (called "Loi Hamon"), which was published in the Official Gazette on March 18, 2014, and entered into force on March 19, 2014, introduces, inter alia, changes to the Intellectual Property Code to extend the protection of Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) to non-agricultural products and to set up new measures for the prevention of misappropriation of the names of territories.