Greenpeace fined for abuse of Frenchnuclear logo

22nd July 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, July 22 (AFP) - The French and New Zealand associations of the ecology group Greenpeace have been fined for abusing the logo of the French nuclear group Areva on their websites, according to a court ruling announced Thursday.

PARIS, July 22 (AFP) - The French and New Zealand associations of the ecology group Greenpeace have been fined for abusing the logo of the French nuclear group Areva on their websites, according to a court ruling announced Thursday.

The two associations were ordered to pay Areva EUR 13,500 (USD 16,200) in damages and interest for "denigration" of the logo, which in 2002 had been pasted on the Greenpeace websites with a skull next to it.

The ruling by the Paris first circuit court, dated July 9, rejected Areva's claim that Greenpeace had "counterfeited" its logo.

The Areva group comprises five state-owned nuclear firms - Cogema, CEA Industrie, FCI, Framatome ANP and Technicatome.

Greenpeace is a fierce campaigner against the French nuclear industry, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the country's electricity supply.

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