Burlington Fires Back At Vuitton Infringement Suit

Law360, New York (August 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. has denied trampling Louis Vuitton Malletier's trademarks and copyrights for a popular rainbow-colored handbag, and launched counterclaims alleging that some of the trademarks are invalid.

Top designer Louis Vuitton accused Burlington of infringing the three trademarked designs that make up the well-known Louis Vuitton monogram and violating its copyright for the “Murakami” bag, decorated with a pastel pattern.

Burlington, however, fired back on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of Manhattan, arguing that the three trademarks are invalid and that Louis...
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