17 Mar '11, 12am

French court bans condoms from town of Condom via @cmswire

PARIS - A FRENCH court has banned a company set up by a descendant of King Louis XIV from selling luxury condoms described as from the south-western town of Condom, the town's lawyer said on Wednesday. The court in the nearby city of Bordeaux banned 'the continued sale of condoms under the brand 'The Original Condom from Condom, France', said Ms Caroline Lampre, lawyer for the picturesque town of 7,500. 'It is clear that the use of the name, the image and the renown of the town of Condom, without its knowledge, for entirely commercial ends (is) manifestly illicit,' said the judge's ruling, seen by AFP. French royal descendant Charles-Emmanuel de Bourbon Parme and count Gil de Bizemont have been selling their 'luxury eco-friendly' prophylactics mainly in the United States since 2009. The company is headquartered in the medieval town although the contraceptives themselves ar...

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