France

French trademark law is governed by statutes as France is a civil law country. The main law governing French trademarks is Law 91-7 of January 4 1991, implementing the EU First Trademarks Directive (89/104/EEC) and codified in Book VII of the IP Code. The code was amended by Law 2007-1544 of October 29 2007, implementing the EU IP Rights Enforcement Directive (2004/48/EC), and amended again by Law 2008-776 of August 4 2008 and Order 2008-1301 of December 11 2008.

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