These guys along with Gucci have been very adamant about their logo and trademark and have stepped up their fight against any and all people using it without their consent. This decision will definitely effect artist from ‘remixin brands’ and adding a Hip Hop twist.
Source : Daily News, Bossip
Louis Vuitton store in Hong Kong
What is so ironic is that all of these companies have borrowed from the culture but don’t want to return the favor. Dapper Dan lost.
via Daily News
Attention, blinged-out, brand-obsessed pop stars: Read the law before going gaudy.
Louis Vuitton won an undisclosed out-of-court settlement Thursday after a five-year Paris court battle against three of MTV’s familiar faces – Britney Spears, Da Brat and “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard.
The company sued Sony BMG Music Entertainment for allowing its artists to use the famous LV monogram in music videos and album covers.
Lil’ Wayne’s cake shaped like a Louis Vuitton bag and Janet Jackson’s three-tier LV luggage cake JD got her for her 40th birthday party.- Bossip
Sony BMG also agreed “to educate its record labels” about copyright laws, she said.
A spokesman for Sony BMG, which represents Arista, Columbia and Epic records, declined to comment.
Now Spears can no longer ride in a pink Hummer, laced with a cherry LV monogram dashboard, as she did in her 2006 video “Do Somethin’.”
“We don’t make dashboards,” a Vuitton spokeswoman quipped.
And artists can’t keep up the trend popularized by Studdard – who in 2006, printed his album jacket for “The Return” CD on Louis Vuitton monogram paper.
The fight for the settlement, estimated at more than $300,000, began after Vuitton sued Sony in 2003 for allowing Da Brat to bounce around in a video with a multicolored LV print beachball.