Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Bone of Fido Parody: Louis Vuitton v. Chewy Vuiton [News Flash]

Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Haute Diggity Dog concluded that canine chew toys fashioned after Louis Vuitton handbags were a permitted parody that did not infringe or dilute Louis Vuitton’s admittedly well-known marks.
Although the decision breaks little new ground in the trademark jurisprudence of parody and infringement, it was a first opportunity for an appellate court to assess parody under the new Trademark Dilution Revision Act.

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