“Hunters, the first ecologists in France? “asked the posters of a vast communication campaign launched in 2018 by the National Federation of Hunters (FNC).
However, these posters took up a little too closely the graphic charter of a campaign of the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO). Also, the FNC had been sentenced in February 2021 by the Paris court for “parasitism”.
The campaign of hunters who had caused a lot of ink to flow (with the provocative slogan “the 1st environmentalists of France”), condemned for “counterfeiting” by the Paris Court of Appeal – plagiarism of LPO posters. Justice now prohibits these posters. pic.twitter.com/4Jpr2q6rzp
—Marcelo Wesfreid (@mwesfreid) December 5, 2022
The hunters had appealed, but the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed, in a judgment of December 2, that three of the FNC posters were “counterfeits”.
Fine of 10,000 euros
Justice forbids the FNC to use or reproduce the three posters concerned and the graphic charter of the LPO and orders their removal from their website. The federation is also ordered to pay 10,000 euros to the LPO for legal costs.
“The hunters would like to believe that they are the first ecologists in France, what is more by plagiarizing the LPO. Justice has just turned the page on this tartufferie”, welcomed Allain Bougrain Dubourg, president of the LPO.
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