Greenpeace stays defiant over Esso France court case

Greenpeace remained adamant last week that its international campaign against oil company ExxonMobil would not be halted by legal action over alleged misuse of the company's corporate logo.

Esso France, which is owned by ExxonMobil, was due to take the French arm of Greenpeace to court this week claiming that the "Stop Edollars dollars O

campaign was illegal because it harmed Esso's brand. It is demanding £52,000 a day in damages.

The company argues that the Greenpeace version of its logo resembles the Nazi SS symbol.

But a spokesman for Greenpeace said Esso's action would not dent the international boycott of Esso products over the company's role in lobbying the US government to pull out of the Kyoto Agreement on climate change.

"ExxonMobil is being optimistic if it thinks that the action in France will have global implications. Its bully-boy tactics won't work - French courts have no jurisdiction in the UK,

he said.

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