Louis Vuitton Loses Court Case Against "The Hangover"

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Yesterday a New York judge threw out Louis Vuitton’s lawsuit against the movie, “The Hangover II.”

In a nutshell, here’s why the luxury fashion designer is suing the R-Rated comedy.

In the film, Zach Galifianakis’s character reportedly carries a knock-off LV, but as the audience, we don’t know that, I mean, I’m sure if any member of the Vuitton family or any of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills watched this flick they would notice the difference, but the kind of people who think The Hangover II was funny, would not know the difference.

So anyways, in the flick, Galifianakis’s character totes a fake LV handbag and in the scene he says, “Careful, that is a Lewis Vuitton,” pronouncing the moniker incorrectly.

LV says the incident in the film caused them trademark dilution, false designation of origin and unfair competition, so they sued Warner Brothers.

The fashion brand originally wanted the scene cut from the film and also demanded a share of the movie’s profits. They should have just dubbed his voice over to say, “Careful, that is a [Knock-off, that I bought in Chinatown] Louis Vuitton.”

Anyways, Federal Judge Andrew Carter claims that Vuitton was without sufficient evidence to prove it’s claim, saying it was “highly unlikely” that the audience would even notice the fake LV in the 30 seconds it’s onscreen.

“We are very pleased with the court’s decision,” says a rep for Warner Bros.
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