Louis Vuitton S-Lock Trademark Suit Gets Green Light

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has given the go-ahead to a trademark suit brought by Louis Vuitton Malletier alleging that Dooney & Burke illegally replicated the rival handbag maker's trademarked S-locks.

Judge Richard M. Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed Dooney & Burke's motion to dismiss the suit as moot and without prejudice.

Louis Vuitton originally filed suit in 2004, alleging that Dooney & Burke had copied Louis Vuitton's distinctive S-lock trademarks in a number of handbags, including Dooney &...
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