Judge Denies Injunction In Vuitton Trademark Suit

Law360 (August 30, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton has suffered another setback in its attempt to prevent competitors from imitating its famous "LV" logo, with a New York judge refusing to order rival Dooney & Bourke to stop marketing a line with its "DB" monogram.

In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York denied Louis Vuitton's motion for an injunction against Dooney & Bourke, arguing that such a move would hurt competition by giving the French company a monopoly over a "look."...
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