Louis Vuitton Wins Trademark Suit Against Korean Chicken Restaurant
A South Korean fried chicken restaurant has to pay up big over fake Louis Vuitton — logos that is…
A South Korean fried chicken restaurant has been sued by Louis Vuitton for using its name and a play on its logo, according to the South China Morning Post.
The restaurant’s name, “Louis Vuiton Dak,” is a play on the Korean word tongdak, which means “whole chicken.” The owner also created a logo for his designer chicken restaurant that bore a striking resemblance to the French fashion house’s signature monogram; Louis Vuitton understandably took issue with the resemblance, sending the restaurant a cease-and-desist letter.
The owner then changed the name to “chaLouisvui tondak,” claiming the new name was different enough, but according to the Korea Times, a South Korean court disagreed: It fined the restaurant owner $12,500 for not complying with the previous cease-and-desist.
We can’t believe they actually tried getting away with this even AFTER getting served with a cease and desist!
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