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Louis Vuitton sues Hangover producers over knock off bag in scene
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Louis Vuitton sued Warner Brothers studio, the company that produced the Hangover part II over the use of a knock off Louis Vuitton bag in the film, a battle they lost.

Throughout the film Hangover characters reference the Vuitton bag as "Lewis" Vuitton. Louis Vuitton sought financial damages claiming they were harmed by the misrepresentation.



What does that even mean? How are you harmed by someone mispronouncing the name of a bag that wasn't even the real bag?

They said the bag was made by Diophy who makes other bags that resemble Louis Vuitton's design.

Who should really be sued?

What amazes me is why they didn't sue the Diophy company as opposed to Warner Brothers Studio (whose film the Hangover grossed about $580 million)?

I would imagine a company that sells knocks offs of your design would harm you more than the use of a single bag in less than 30 seconds in a film? No?

The ruling

U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter ruled in favor of Warner Brothers Studio saying, "The likelihood of confusion is at best minimal."

Louis Vuitton loses this battle.

What do you think. Should Hangover be held liable for using the knock off bag?

Source: Chicago Tribune
Question of the day

Should Hangover be held liable for using the knock off bag?


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