Dolce & Gabbana Sues "Dolce and Banana"

Dolce & Gabbana Sues "Dolce and Banana"

As petty as it may seem, trademark infringement is no joke when it comes to luxury brands. Take Louis Vuitton for example. This past winter, the brand filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros for using fake LV luggage in The Hangover 2. In the most recent luxury goods case, Dolce & Gabbana is suing Mijou Beller, owner of a small boutique in Cape Town, South Africa called Dolce and Banana, for trademark dilution and mocking "the well-known trademark Dolce & Gabbana." Dolce and Banana seems like a rather clever name if you ask us. However, Beller seems to have changed the name of her shop since the incident. Dolce and Banana now goes by "... & Banana." What exactly is implied there? [Racked]

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