“Do Somethin'” Video Banned For Unauthorized Use

November 19 2007, 11:51 am




LVMH's Louis Vuitton unit has won $80,000 in damages and the banning of a Britney Spears video which uses an unauthorized close-up shot of Louis Vuitton fabric, Le Figaro reported.

In the video, Spears appears in a car upholstered with Louis Vuitton fabric. The tribunal found the director of the video had clearly emphasized the Louis Vuitton brand, the report said.

The tribunal ruled that responsibility for the unauthorized use of the Louis Vuitton brand lay with Sony BMG and its subsidiary Zomba as well as MTV Online, and not the singer herself.

Source: Forbes.com