News: Diddy & Louis Vuitton Reach Agreement, Drop Product Placement From Danity Kane
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 12:20PM
Bad Boy CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs has come to terms with Louis Vuitton over a copyright infringement lawsuit which stemmed from a case filed last summer over products placed in Danity Kane videos and advertisements.
Both Combs and Vuitton met last week to settle the lawsuit.
The two parties reached a deal on Thursday (March 6), with Diddy agreeing to remove all visual references to the trademarks from future releases of the said products. Details of the financial settlement have not been disclosed. (All Headline News)
Vuitton accused Diddy in summer 2008 of multiple forms of copyright infringement.
In the legal papers, filed in Paris, France last August, Combs' company was accused of using the Louis Vuitton logo in two of the girl group's music videos, as well as in album packaging photos for their self-titled 2006 release. (Yahoo News)
Despite the agreement, it is unlikely the same issues will occur since Diddy's girl group recently split.
The third group to be put together through the reality television series "Making the Band," Danity Kane's membership included five women who beat out hundreds of hopefuls. Members Aubrey, Aundrea, D. Woods, Dawn, and Shannon sang, danced, and watched their competition stumble over two seasons of the series. Danity Kane formed during the third season of MTV's "Making the Band" reality series but disbanded in February 2009. (Billboard)
Continuing with his popular "Making" series, Diddy recently announced the launch of his nationwide "Making His Band" search.
"I'm looking for young musicians to give them a chance," Diddy said in his blog. "That got that Diddy, Bad Boy swag...We always see the people that want to sing get in front of the camera, but what about the guys that make us look good? The guitarists. The keyboardists. The bassists. The drummer. The background singers. The deejay...March 14th we go to Chicago...then we go to Detroit March 21st...then New York March 28th...Y'all can go towww.myspace.com/mtvmakinghisband." (Diddy Blog)