Trade marks: Louis Vuitton case could lead to rush at the ITC


An initial determination recommending a general exclusion order against counterfeit Louis Vuitton products could send trade mark owners flocking to the International Trade Commission.

Louis Vuitton has described itself as "the first luxury goods company to seek redress at the ITC". The company filed a motion for summary determination of a Section 337 (intellectual property) violation naming several respondents based in China, and requested a general exclusion order barring all goods in violation of eight of the company's trade marks. The trade mark registrations at issue are for Louis Vuitton's popular Toile Monogram Marks, which are used on the company's handbags, luggage and accessories.

Chief Administrative Law Judge Charles Bullock granted the request in March, saying that because a pattern of Section 337 violations has been...


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Some of the branding failures from around the world, compiled of Candice Kwok of @marksandclerk http://t.co/gNcUKyIQXu

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Greg Unsworth of @PwC_LLP speaking at IPOS event says that Japan's investment into SE Asia more than 6X more than the US into SE Asia.

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New @mdloney blog post on the biggest #PTAB milestones, and whether a rule tweak by the @uspto will be next http://t.co/z1yr5YPRDJ

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