Trademark News & Screw-ups Litigation Alert: In Louis Vuitton Trademark Suit, Second Circuit Says Parody Prevails Even if Brand Owner Doesn’t “Get” the Joke

"My other bag" with a caricature drawing of an easily recognizable designer handbag is a parody, which does not constitute trademark infringement, U.S. Court of Appeals finds. But interestingly, the parody, while recognized as a viable defense, is not sufficient to establish trademark rights in the parody itself.

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