28 Jan '16, 6pm

by @WinthropMPLS

by @WinthropMPLS

Earlier this month the Southern District of New York granted the defendant’s Motion for Summary in Louis Vuitton Malletier , S.A. v . My Other Bag , Inc . The fashion giant had brought suit against a California company over its sales of a canvas tote bag that included an image that “evoked” Louis Vuitton’s classic handbag design. An image of the Defendant’s products is shown below and you can read more about the Motion for Summary Judgment here . Fresh off their victory, the Defendant My Other Bag (“MOB”) filed a Motion for Attorney’s fees just last week. MOB claims that the facts of the case render it an “exceptional” case under the Lanham Act and therefore request an award of $398,821. In its Memorandum , MOB acknowledges that the Second Circuit normally requires a showing of “bad faith” before awarding attorney fees. However, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Octane Fitness...

Full article: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/does-louis-vuitton-s-los...

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