Danity Kane Settles Louis Vuitton Lawsuit
Pop group Danity Kane has settled their battle with Louis Vuitton. LVMH took issue with the use of Louis Vuitton trademarks used on the debut album and in related videos. The song "Show Stopper" includes the lyrics: "Bet you ain't never seen, Chicks ridin' this clean, Louis Vuitton seats, We do it deadly." As part of the settlement, P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records has agreed to remove all visual references to Louis Vuitton trademarks and make available amended versions of the album and video without the Louis Vuitton images.
LVMH is famously protective of their brand. . Louis Vuitton sued Britney Spears over use of a Vuitton-embroidered dashboard in a video and last December, legal action from both Gucci and LVMH prevented rapper T.I. from releasing his "Swing Ya Rag" video which highlighted both Gucci and Louis Vuitton products. Both brands are mentioned in the song's lyrics. Perhaps singers just need to stop singing about brand names for a while, certain luxury brands don't seem to enjoy the free publicity.
[via NY Mag]