Parody: A Viable Defense to Dilution Claims?

Event Date
  • 11/28/2017   5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • King & Spalding LLP
    1185 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, New York 10036

Reference Materials

Moderator: Kathleen E. McCarthy, Partner, King & Spalding LLP


  • Brendan J. O’Rourke, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Marcia B. Paul, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


In Louis Vuitton v. My Other Bag, the Second Circuit affirmed the lower court’s holding on summary judgment that the defendant’s canvas tote bags with drawings of luxury handbags on one side and the wording “My other bag” on the other side was not infringing and constituted “fair use” excluded from liability under dilution law. Join the NYIPLA for a panel discussion about parody and the impact My Other Bag and other key decisions may have on assessing potential infringement and dilution claims.  Does My Other Bag provide the right to use another’s mark, without a license, so long as the message is funny?  How does My Other Bag stack up compared to other leading parody decisions? All attendees are invited to arrive early and join the Trademark Law & Practice Committee’s in-person meeting.


•5:15 - 5:30 PM Registration
•5:30 - 6:00 PM Trademark Law & Practice Committee In-person Meeting and Networking (Non-Members Welcome)
•6:00 - 7:00 PM CLE Presentation
•7:00 - 8:00 PM Refreshments