31
Jan/11

Ceci N'est Pas un Birkin Bag


ha!.  I would have to believe that this fact pattern has to have happened before in the history of the world, but I don’t know about it.  Thursday Friday puts a picture of an Hermes Birkin bag on a $35 tote, as ‘an anti-status symbol.’   “My other car is a . . . ” Times coverage here (I stole the headline from them).

A $30 Rolex? Post-purchase confusion?  Tarnishment or Chewy Vuitton? Jelly Kelly redux?  No copyright cause in the complaint btw.

Another case of coulrophobia in the offing.

HT Amanda.

Complaint Hermes Birkin Thursday Friday

2 Responses to “Ceci N'est Pas un Birkin Bag”

  1. Thanks for sharing this Marty. I think this is a really clever Chewy Vuitton redo. I doubt the Court should find that anyone would be truly confused by a tote bag with a picture of the bag, as one coming from Uber-elite Hermes.

    Interesting to see what happens though.

  2. R Piercearrow says:

    Unfortunately for the defendant, Magritte is not binding precedent.