Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Haute Diggity Dog concluded that canine chew toys fashioned after Louis Vuitton handbags were a permitted parody that did not infringe or dilute Louis Vuitton¿s admittedly well-known marks. Although the decision breaks little new ground in the trademark jurisprudence of parody and infringement, it was a first opportunity for an appellate court to assess parody under the new Trademark Dilution Revision Act.
Bone of Fido Parody: Louis Vuitton v. Chewy Vuiton
Intellectual Property Strategist
February 12, 2008