Christian Engström, Pirat

10 mars 2011

Louis Vuitton – the symbol of corporate bullying

Filed under: English,informationspolitik — Christian Engström @ 13:25

"Darfurnica" by Nadia Plesner. May not be shown in public according to Louis Vuitton.

Bag manufacturer Louis Vuitton has unleashed its lawyers on Danish artist Nadia Plesner. Her crime is that she has tried to draw attention to the situation in Darfur by making a painting called Darfurnica.

A detail in the painting is a handbag that looks like the bags that Louis Vuitton make. For this, a Dutch court has ordered artist Nadia Plesner to pay 200.000 euro in damages to Louis Vuitton.

In a single stroke Louis Vuitton has managed to transform its trademark into a symbol of the worst kind of corporate bullying.

– Don’t give a damn about what is happening in the third world? Buy Louis Vuitton!

– Agree that big corporations should have the right to restrict political debate and artistic freedom? Buy Louis Vuitton!

– Think it’s a good thing that the stronger party can use copyright injunctions, where the defendant is not even given the right to be heard? Buy Louis Vuitton!

There are many examples of how today’s copyright restricts freedom of speech. This is a general problem that we have to address.

But the complete lack of judgment that Louis Vuitton has shown in this case must be unprecedented.

Shame on you, Louis Vuitton!

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Others writing about Louis Vuitton, #LVgate and #darfurnica in Swedish: Dagens Nyheter, Christian Engström,Henrik Alexandersson, Opassande 1, Opassande 2, Farmor Gun, Rouhivuori, Wennerström, Lite av varje, Söderlund, Barczyk. Yami och pandorna, Nakna Sanningen, Stefan Mahlstein, Disruptive, Ann-Mari, Evas Svammel, Hermansro, Med örat mot rälsen, En katt bland hermelinerna,

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24 kommentarer

  1. Hai Christian! Don’t forget that Louis Vuitton is owned by LVHM who also is behind Hennessy, Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Glenmorangie, Bulgari, Château d’Yquem, Kenzo, Givenchy, Christian Dior, TAG Heuer. So update your post all this brands has to be destroyed.

    Kommentar av Dont forget — 10 mars 2011 @ 13:49

  2. Nadia Plesner is a Danish artist.

    What right, does a DUTCH court thinks it has in demanding damages be payed from a NON-DUTCH citizen ?

    Kommentar av M — 10 mars 2011 @ 13:52

  3. LVHM has also acted fishy when it comes to ACTA.

    Kommentar av Henrik Alexandersson — 10 mars 2011 @ 13:53

  4. @Dont forget They don’t have to be destroyed. I interpret Christians post as he is sad to see that the incompetent management of these brands is failing so miserably to protect their core values. If I were a share holder I would sell! sell! sell! If I were a member of the board of directors I would think about whether the company needs new management.

    Kommentar av Kristofer — 10 mars 2011 @ 14:17

  5. Corporate bullying just got a new front page face…

    Kommentar av omg — 10 mars 2011 @ 14:45

  6. […] Corporate Bullying […]

    Pingback av Louis Vuitton handbags and corprate bullying! « Sverige är inte världens navel! — 10 mars 2011 @ 15:00

  7. I’m only a consumer of the LVHM brand Glenmorangie, and occasionally a few others for gifts. Guess what? Won’t spend a penny on them from now on. I’d rather drink Swedish lager than lower myself to ingesting their brand, and rather buy ”All I got was this lousy t-shirt” than anything they push for.

    Kommentar av Opolitiskt korrekt — 10 mars 2011 @ 15:15

  8. This information has to reach to George Clooney, he is involved in a project in Darfur. Make youtube videos and blogs to George Clooney

    Kommentar av George Clooney fan — 10 mars 2011 @ 15:23

  9. Burn your LVHM products and videotape it and put it up on youtube? Show the world!

    Kommentar av George Clooney fan — 10 mars 2011 @ 15:25

  10. It is not unprecedented, unfortunately.

    I think the McLibel case is of a comaprable magnitude.

    Kommentar av Werner — 10 mars 2011 @ 17:12

  11. I was going to ask ”what fucking hand bag”, but then I found that ridiculous-looking, oversized bag that basically screams ”old hag” carried by the little boy.
    Or are you talking about that half ship, half bucket hat looking green monstrosity?
    Regardless of that, screw political issues! You should never buy anything that awful!

    Kommentar av anonymous — 10 mars 2011 @ 19:26

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    Pingback av Mode, Handväskor, Hatt, uniformer och sex videos. | Anders S Lindbäck @ Kunskapssamhället — 10 mars 2011 @ 20:14

  13. @anonymous — 10 mars 2011 @ 19:26
    Det verkar vara denna väska som anses vara avbildad…

    Kommentar av nef — 10 mars 2011 @ 21:42

  14. […] Är all PR bra PR? Vad tycker Louis Vuitton? PR-konsult med tveksam moral Rossana Mariano PR fail Corporate Bullying Vuitton gör bort sig Skamligt Vuitton Viktualiebrodern: Ironi och satir bör ej hindras av den […]

    Pingback av Tankestörningar » Blog Archive » Louis Vuitton och det där med goodwill — 10 mars 2011 @ 22:10

  15. […] blir lite underligt att anklaga Louis Vuitton, som exempelvis Engström gör. De har gjort vad som alltid gjorts när det gäller immaterialrätt: skyddat sin design utan att […]

    Pingback av Nadia Plesner spelar ett smart PR-spel | Deepedition — 11 mars 2011 @ 1:54

  16. This will turn into an open hunting season for LV and a paradise for artists and satirist:

    *Picture of a LV-bag on Halocaust victims

    *Documentary pics of homeless drunks with LV-bags

    *Very ugly people with LV-bags

    *Youtube satire with a ”TV-commericial” of a serial killer who dismembers his victims and put them down in LV-bag, praising the product

    Illustrated T-shirts with a various ripoffs of LV bags, patterns, and logo.
    (The coolness in the youth culture of wearing a T-shirt that is officially banned will be very high.)

    Kommentar av Putte — 11 mars 2011 @ 8:37

  17. […] Några som inte verkar ta så hårt på det där att vara schysta är Louis Vuitton. Jag hoppas dessutom att ingen missat att Louis Vuitton visat upp ett sjusärdeles osympatiskt och girigt ansikte. Opassande har uppmärksammat det i två blogginlägg: “Skamligt av Louis Vuitton – #LVgate” och “Louis Vuitton är ett symptom på ett stort problem – #lvgate“. Christian Engström har också bloggat om det: “Louis Vuitton – the symbol of corporate bullying“. […]

    Pingback av Be a mensch och visa lite hjärta | Anna Troberg — 11 mars 2011 @ 9:23

  18. The truth is that Louis Vuitton are racists, they don’t like that a black little kid are wearing there products. If the white woman Paris Hilton had hold the bag in the painting there wouldn’t be a problem!

    Kommentar av Louis Vuitton are racists — 11 mars 2011 @ 9:57

  19. Louis Vuitton mare nazis, check the article about them in the guardian, they have jew blood on there hands!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/jun/03/france.secondworldwar
    Louis Vuitton’s links with Vichy regime exposed

    The luxury goods company Louis Vuitton collaborated with the Nazis during the German occupation of France in the second world war, according to a new book.

    A French author has uncovered previously unpublished details of the firm’s support for the Vichy regime which was responsible for the deportation of French Jews to German concentration camps.

    The book, Louis Vuitton, A French Saga, says members of the Vuitton family actively supported the puppet government led by Marshal Philippe Pétain and made money from their business dealings with the Germans.

    Kommentar av Louis Vuitton are racists — 11 mars 2011 @ 10:04

  20. Louis Vuitton are nazis, check the article about them in the guardian, they have jew blood on there hands!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/jun/03/france.secondworldwar
    Louis Vuitton’s links with Vichy regime exposed

    The luxury goods company Louis Vuitton collaborated with the Nazis during the German occupation of France in the second world war, according to a new book.

    A French author has uncovered previously unpublished details of the firm’s support for the Vichy regime which was responsible for the deportation of French Jews to German concentration camps.

    The book, Louis Vuitton, A French Saga, says members of the Vuitton family actively supported the puppet government led by Marshal Philippe Pétain and made money from their business dealings with the Germans.

    Kommentar av Louis Vuitton are racists — 11 mars 2011 @ 10:10

  21. Patron of the arts – paradoxically, this is on the front page of LVMH web site http://www.lvmh.com/

    Kommentar av elzbieta dura — 14 mars 2011 @ 10:22

  22. […] är nog det sämsta jävla skitföretaget i världen. Inte bara ljuger de för sina kunder de stämmer också konstnärer som arbetar för att få medicinsk utrustning till det utsatta området […]

    Pingback av Louis Vuitton Skitföretag.com | Skitföretag.com — 27 april 2011 @ 19:31

  23. […] en t-shirt avbilda en av Vuittonväskorna och ta betlat för det. Detta har konstnären nu lagt på hyllan efter tillsägelser, men nu har hon gjort ett stort konstverk som heter Darfurica och som återger […]

    Pingback av Louis Vuitton och sanningen « Cecilia Wikström — 12 mars 2012 @ 11:38


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