Penn Law School Rejects Louis Vuitton Nastygram

A Penn student organization put on a fashion law symposium, and created the following poster:

The top part of the poster echoes the Louis Vuitton design, but with copyright and trademark symbols worked into it. You can see Louis Vuitton’s cease-and-desist letter, and the Penn Office of General Counsel we-won’t-case-or-desist response. The Penn response strikes me as quite persuasive — I think the use of the marks can’t qualify as dilution, is unlikely to confuse, and is likely to be a fair use in any event, for much the same reasons that the Penn letter gives. And I’m glad that Penn is refusing to go along with Vuitton’s demands.

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