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Louis Vuitton Loses a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Louis Vuitton (PARIS:MC.PA +2.56%has reportedly been ordered to pay nearly $1 million USD to settle a seven-year copyright infringement dispute.

According to Vogue Business, the lawsuit concerns a lock feature designed by Jocelyn Imbert in 1988 for the Louis Vuitton house. The lock, which she called the “LV Tournant,” was designed specifically for Louis Vuitton Malletier. The courts found that in 1992 Imbert and Louis Vuitton Malletier signed a specific contract that stated that if any new lines or ranges of bags were to use this lock, Imbert would receive a new payout of €76,000 EUR (approximately $83,230 USD). In 2014, Imbert noticed that the locks she designed were used in the Twist line and other susbequent products, however, she did not receive the payments.

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