Louis Vuitton versus the Fashion Law Symposium

15 Mar

The University Penn’s Intellectual Property Group is being called out by Louis Vuitton’s lawyers for alleging violating the iconic Louis Vuitton trademark. Ironically, this is one of the very topics that the UPenn group is presenting at their Fashion Law Symposium on March 20th. 

The invitations and posters for the Fashion Law Symposium contain a version of the Vuitton monogram, with the “LV” of the monogram replaced by a “TM” – rather witty if you ask me. However, Louis Vuitton’s attorneys didn’t find the humor in the situation. After seeing the alleged violation, UPenn received a cease and desist letter from Louis Vuitton outlining what they viewed as a blatant trademark infringement. UPenn’s attorneys responded with a firm letter, which based their argument on the fact that the invitation was within the noncommercial use of the trademark that would not lead to dilution.

Does this have the potential to turn into a full-fledged case? Perhaps. Will Louis Vuitton actually take it that far? Only time will tell. What do you think?

Regardless, attend the Fashion Law Symposium at UPenn this Tuesday to find out more about the topic!

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