Burton Snowboards announced just before Christmas that it will be able to market all its apparel products and accessories in France under the Burton brand name. Up to now, the American brand had to label these products as B Snowboards because the rights to the brand were owned by a well-known French chain of apparel stores called Burton. As a result, the company has been selling very little apparel and mostly snowboards and other types of equipment in the country. Officials of Burton Europe in Innsbruck declined to provide any details about the apparent settlement with the French retailer. Burton Snowboards has the right to label its clothing in France as in other countries from the month of January, but it will probably wait until the autumn/winter 2016/17 season to do this in a grand style.