Latest on the Origine France logotype: turns out there already exists a Made in France logo in the form of La Fabrique Hexagonale. Of course this does not mean anything to anyone outside France or any non French speakers (perhaps a weak point for a logo promoting French manufacturing?) but at least it is visually quite strong.
Oh, and still no reply from OFG concerning the designer. Seems they are as strong in communication and PR as in branding design...!