30 Dec '16, 1am

Louis Vuitton Loses Copyright Appeal With Los Angeles Bag Company - Apparel News (0 visits)

The big French luxury handbag maker Louis Vuitton Malletier hasn’t had much luck convincing a judge that a California tote-bag company that parodies fancy designer handbags is violating copyright law. Louis Vuitton lost its latest legal round on Dec. 22 when a federal appeals court panel in New York dismissed the case over trademark dilution and copyright infringement, saying the canvas totes manufactured by My Other Bag were definitely a joke that Louis Vuitton didn’t get. “I understand you don’t get the joke. But it’s a joke,” said Judge Gerard E. Lynch, one of three judges sitting on the panel for the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2014, Louis Vuitton sued My Other Bag over the canvas tote bags launched by Tara Martin in 2011 after she walked out of a grocery store and knew she couldn’t stuff her groceries in her Prada handbag. She came up with grocery tote bags ...

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