Two bags from Burlington Coat Factory.

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a Manhattan federal district court ruling last week that denied a Louis Vuitton Malletier request for a preliminary injunction against Burlington Coat Factory.

NEW YORK — The Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a Manhattan federal district court ruling last week that denied a Louis Vuitton Malletier request for a preliminary injunction against Burlington Coat Factory, and remanded the case back to the district court.

Louis Vuitton initially filed a lawsuit against Burlington Coat Factory that included allegations of trademark infringement and counterfeiting, according to court documents. Burlington Coat Factory did not return calls for comment. The beaded bags in question were allegedly similar to Louis Vuitton’s Multicolore handbags created by artist Takashi Murakami for the company.

A temporary restraining order was filed against Burlington in spring 2004, which was when the lawsuit was filed, according to court documents. The court denied Louis Vuitton’s subsequent motion for a preliminary injunction and the company appealed the decision.

“Louis Vuitton is very pleased with the decision of the Court of Appeals and believes this is an important step forward in its case against Burlington, which it will continue to pursue vigorously. Louis Vuitton also said it will continue its global effort to protect the brand from trademark infringement of all kinds,” said a Louis Vuitton spokesperson.

This story first appeared in the October 19, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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