The Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear Fashion Show must have come as a big surprise to the Maasai people. On display were various designs made from Maasai Shukas, and they looked lovely.
Louis Vuitton neither obtained permission from the Maasai group to display the Shukas nor did the company share any proceeds from the show with the group. Was this “theft” of valuable intellectual property or flattery? – Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile, SJD (Harvard) Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law.
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