Louis Vuitton’s ‘valuable’ brands top trash pile
Last Saturday I wrote that I love buying other people’s junk at the flea market, but I have my limits. One person was selling dozens of Louis Vuitton bags on Queen’s Day, heaped together as on a trash pile, unloved and unbought.
A dirty blanket on the upmarket Apollolaan held these ‘valuable’ branded products, yet none of the intellectual property lawyers living there seemed interested in suing the seller for causing the sort of “irreparable damage” and “serious detriment to the name and reputation of Louis Vuitton”* that the company is suing Danish artist Nadia Plesner for. The French company fined Plesner hundreds of thousands of euro last January with the aid of an all too willing Dutch judge.
Plesner of course appealed the decision, and a fresh decision from a fresh judge is expected to arrive tomorrow.
*) Quotes lifted directly from the court order that Louis Vuitton presumably dictated to judge Hensen.