Volume 13, Online Edition

Contrasting Levi v. Abercrombie with Louboutin v. Yves St. Laurent: Revealing Appropriate Trademark Boundaries in the Fashion World

Two recent trademark cases illustrate the best and worst of trademark law for the fashion industry. In Levi v. Abercrombie, the Ninth Circuit joined the Second Circuit in allowing a trademark dilution claim to stand where the junior mark was significantly different from the senior mark. This holding promotes an overwhelming advantage for designers who

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Brandy G. Barrett, Recent Development, Contrasting Levi v. Abercrombie with Louboutin v. Yves St. Laurent: Revealing Appropriate Trademark Boundaries in the Fashion World, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 1 (2011), http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJOLTOnlineEd1.

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