Mar 27 2023
Parody or Infringement? No Laughing Matter
This episode is all about trademark parodies in the context of fashion law. I begin this episode with a brief background of trademark law and the parody defense, next I discuss a few intellectual property parody lawsuits involving Louis Vuitton (Louis Vuitton v. Haute Diggity Dog , Louis Vuitton v. My Other Bag , Louis Vuitton v. MGA Entertainment ). I conclude the episode by providing my legal analysis of the recent trademark parody lawsuit which made it all the way to the Supreme Court involving Jack Daniel's and a dog toy company. Enjoy and thank you for listening!
1. Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. Haute Diggity Dog, LLC, 507 F.3d 252
2. Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. My Other Bag, Inc., 1:2014-cv-03419
3. MGA Entertainment Inc. v. Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A., 2:18-cv-10758
4. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, 22-148