EU judge upholds Gallic ban on booze blurbs

Stern, Andy
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/15/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 56, p28
Trade Publication
Reports on European Union Judge Antonio Tizzano's ruling that France's ban on television advertisements for alcoholic drinks can stand. Dismissal of the complaint that the prohibition creates an obstacle to the free provision of services within the EU; Pressure on stadium owners not to rent advertising space to liquor companies; Case filed by Bacardi in France arguing that broadcaster TF1 should be made to use image masking to blot out offending advertisements.


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