Sleeping puppy with Haute Diggity Dog chew toys.

The Fourth Circuit today held that luxury designer Louis Vuitton Malletier, of Paris, barked up the wrong tree by suing Haute Diggity Dog, of Las Vegas.  LVM howled in protest at HDD’s including a "Chewy Vuiton" handbag with its canine teething toy.  The three-judge pack agreed that the chewing device didn’t violate LVM’s intellectual property rights.  Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Haute Diggity Dog, LLC, No. 06-2267 (4th Cir. Nov. 13, 2007).

HDD’s website describes the company as "the brain puppy of Pamela Reeder".  Yo, dawg!

Barry Barnett

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