People use an umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain, which has made the umbrella a popular symbol for companies that offer protection, insurance companies in particular. The most famous umbrella logo is arguably the heavily stylised Citibank umbrella from 1998. But that stylised umbrella is actually predated by the sursprisingly similar one used by French insurance company CNP Assurances.
This logo was introduced ahead of the transformation of the old Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance into a limited company known as CNP Assurances. It was designed by Desgrippes & Associés (now a part of Brandimage).