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LVMH's Louis Vuitton unit wins Britney Spears video ban, damages - report
11.18.07, 1:23 PM ET



PARIS (Thomson Financial) - LVMH's Louis Vuitton unit has won 80,000 eur in damages and the banning of a Britney Spears video which uses an unauthorised 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 emphasised the Louis Vuitton brand, the report said.

The tribunal ruled that responsibility for the unauthorised use of the Louis Vuitton brand lay with Sony (nyse: SNE - news - people ) BMG and its subsidiary Zomba as well as MTV Online, and not the singer herself.

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