Wednesday, May 21

When corporate "brand cops" sue nonprofits

Jeff Brooks has a nice post today on the bad decisions made by the "brand cops" at Louis Vuitton.

Seems an artist named Nadia Plesner created this image to make an obscure point about Darfur. Then, stupidly, Louis Vuitton sued her for misusing their brand.
Brooks thinks the fashion company made a bad decision by sueing, "because now it looks like International Fashion Designer vs. Starving Babies."
Meanwhile, I forgot to register my reaction to a federal judge who rejected an effort by Johnson & Johnson to prevent the American Red Cross from using the charity’s logo on retail products. More on that later (time permitting).

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