“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 Law – Chris Aire lawsuit against Louis Vuitton et al
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