Fashion Law: Louis Vuitton Sues Warner Bros. Over ‘Hangover II’ Handbag

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“Luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton filed suit in federal court in New York on Thursday alleging that a handbag featured in the movie is a fakery. In the scene, the character played by Zach Galifianakis carries a bag marked LVM and admonishes another character: “Careful, that is.. that is a Louis Vuitton.”

But the complaint. . .lleges that the bag is instead made by the Chinese American company Diophy, which Louis Vuitton is currently suing in an attempt to prevent knock-off items from being sold in the U.S.

Louis Vuitton says it has been damaged by the consumer confusion (“Careful, that is a Louis Vuitton.” has supposedly become a catchphrase) and claims that Warners has refused to alter the scene before the movie is released on DVD.

A Warners spokesman declined to comment on the suit. . .” reports Mathew Belloni for THR, Esq.

Legal issues to know:

1. Counterfeiting  – Louis Vuitton Burberry Lawsuit

2. Trademark LawChris Aire lawsuit against Louis Vuitton et al

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