ITC Says Knockoff Purses Infringe Louis Vuitton Marks

Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT) -- Louis Vuitton Malletier SA scored a win Tuesday when the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that eight producers of knockoff handbags and luggage infringed the company's well-known monogram trademark.

With the ruling by Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock, the ITC grants Louis Vuitton summary judgment that the imported handbags violate the U.S. Tariff Act.

“Louis Vuitton and staff assert that the prevalence of infringing merchandise in the marketplace is evidence of a pattern of trademark violation,” Judge Bullock said. “The [court] agrees that the overwhelming...
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