Hermes Settles Trademark Suit Over Tote Bag Image

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Luxury fashion house Hermes International SCA on Thursday settled its trademark suit in New York against a company that sells a canvas tote bag bearing a color photograph of Hermes' iconic Birkin bag.

Hermes, which sells the Birkin bag for over $6,000, claimed in a suit filed in January that Thursday Friday Inc.'s $45 Together bag would confuse consumers into believing it was affiliated with Hermes.

"Defendant is simply riding on the reputation and recognition of the Birkin bag to sell its otherwise generic tote bags,"...
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