According to The Hollywood Reporter, the well-known luxury goods retailer accused Warner Bros. of infringing upon their trademark after knock-off Louis Vuitton handbags were featured in ‘The Hangover II.'
The allegations stemmed from a 25 second scene which showed Zach Galifianakis’ bumbling character Alan walking through the airport with a trolley of luggage, saying “Be careful, that is a Lewis Vuitton.”
The folks down at Louis Vuitton were displeased by the sub-par quality Diophy-made bags being represented as one of their own, claiming that the scene harmed its brand and created consumer confusion.
The judge presiding over the case, Andrew Carter, rejected Louis Vuitton’s argument, siding with Warner Bros. He concluded by saying that “Louis Vuitton's allegations of confusion are not plausible, let alone 'particularly compelling.”
Warner Bros. released a statement saying the studio was “very pleased with the court’s decision.” We wonder whether execs will form a wolf pack of their own and take themselves out for a little celebration – ‘Hangover’ style!
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