Sony Settles Suit With Louis Vuitton
August 1, 2008 at 8:17 AM (PT)
LOUIS VUITTON won an undisclosed out-of-court settlement THURSDAY after a five-year PARIS court battle against three of MTV's familiar faces -- BRITNEY SPEARS, DA BRAT and "American Idol" winner RUBEN STUDDARD, wites TODAY's NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.
The company sued SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT for allowing its artists to use the famous LV monogram in music videos and album covers.
"We believe the terms of this agreement will provide strong protection to our brand worldwide," LOUIS VUITTON'S NATHALIE MOULLE-BERTEAUX said in a statement.
SONY BMG also agreed "to educate its record labels" about copyright laws, she said.
A spokesman for SONY BMG declined to comment.