The French Tennis Federation defends its rights and points out that it holds exclusive rights over the competitions it organises each year (including the Roland-Garros tournament and the Rolex Paris Masters) by virtue of the provisions of article L.333-1 of the French Sports Code, and that it is the owner of the well-known ‘ROLAND GARROS’ and ‘FRENCH OPEN’ trademarks. These competitions and distinctive signs may not be used for promotional or commercial purposes without its prior authorisation. 

The French Tennis Federation therefore remains attentive to the respect of its private rights. It intends to preserve their integrity, including through appropriate legal proceedings.