Excerpted from avant-garb.net
Louis Vuitton is suing artist Nadia Plesner for use of their name and likeness.
Through her Simply Living campaign, started in October 2007, Plesner sells products with the image of a Darfur victim with a chihuahua and a Louis Vuitton-esque purse. All proceeds benefit Divest for Darfur.
In February Louis Vuitton contacted Plesner, telling her to stop the Simply Living campaign. Plesner refused, and on April 15, the luxury goods company sued her for the following:
$7,500 for each day that Plesner continues the charity campaign
$7,500 for each day their letter is published on her website
$7,500 a day for using the Louis Vuitton name on her website
The lawsuit also asks her to pay for their lawyers and pay LV $15,000 in damages.
Nadia Plesner’s website is at: www.nadiaplesner.com