Paris Court of Appeal - Conseil des Grands Crus Classés 1855 and CAVB v/ Caudalie
2018: A “Grand Cru” for Caudalie cosmetics?
Following the litigation between Caudalie and the Council of Grands Crus Classés 1855, the Confederation of Appellations and Winegrowers of Burgundy and the Council of Wines of Saint Emilion: Can the traditional wine terms "Grand Cru" and "Premier Cru" be registered as trademarks for products other than wine, namely cosmetics?
In its judgment dated May 29, 2018, the Paris Court of Appeal replies in the affirmative by applying in all points the specialty principle of the traditional terms.
As a reminder, the company Caudalie has registered the French trademarks "Premier Cru" and "SOIN PREMIER GRAND CRU" for cosmetics and especially beauty creams. The 3 wine (...)