European Court: Freedom Of Expression About Darfur More Important Than Louis Vuitton's Trademark
from the common-sense! dept
The good news, via Ray Dowd is that Plesner has prevailed as the court in the Hague found the painting not to infringe on Louis Vuitton's trademark:
the importance of Plesner (freedom of expression through her work) outweighs the importance of Vuitton (protection of property). Using Plesner of the design is considered functional by the court and proportionate.Not only that, but the court also ordered Louis Vuitton to pay Plesner's legal fees. Excellent news all around. Hopefully it'll make LV and its lawyers think twice before bullying artists in the future.