• Fashion news 2012: Louis Vuitton issues The Hangover Part II with a lawsuit

    02 January 2012

    Fashion news 2012 - Louis Vuitton issues The Hangover Part II with a lawsuit: The luxury luggage giant is suing Warner Bros. over their use of counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags in The Hangover Part II.

    Here's a lawsuit that will need to be combated with something stronger than a pack of Resolve: luxury fashion label Louis Vuitton are claiming that the film The Hangover Part II featured imitations of their branded luggage, and that the studio were aware that the bags used were counterfeits.

    Womens Wear Daily report that Vuitton pleaded with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc not to use the fakes produced by Diophy, a company that the label is presently suing before the International Trade Commission.


    In the hit comedy, Zach Galifianakis's eccentric character Alan totes a Louis Vuitton-esque monogrammed duffle bag patterned with the letters LVM rather than LV, and says to his co-star: "Careful, that is a Louis Vuitton."

    Galifianakis mis-pronounces the French label, which has caused further upset to Vuitton, who claim it may cause "consumer confusion".

    The plaintiff, filed in the Southern District of New York, is seeking profits from the film - which grossed around $580 million, and triple damages. Warner Bros. are also being asked to destroy all promotional materials that include the airport scene with the counterfeit bag.

    (telegraph fashion news)

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