Newsflash: Louis Vuitton Sues Warner Bros For Scenes in "Hangover 2"
24 December 2011

Newsflash: Louis Vuitton Sues Warner Bros For Scenes in “Hangover 2”

Well I know that in the videos you just watched above doesn’t really show the Louis Vuitton bag(s) in question, but Vuitton is suing Warner Bros. for these 2 scenes in “Hangover 2” for using Louis Vuitton luggage in the movie.
Well, perhaps this photo makes it much clearer

 Image Source: The Guardian

According to UK’s The Guardian newspaper, Vuitton is mad about the fact that Alan (first video above) has misidentified the Vuitton piece in question when it actually isn’t one of their products when he said “careful, that’s a Louis Vuitton”. I’d also like to point out (though not mentioned in the paper and certainly not one of the reasons for the lawsuit against Warner Bros) that the character had also mispronounced the brand calling it Louis (as in St. Louis) instead of using the proper pronunciation, Lou-ee.

But that’s not the only issue. According to Vuitton, the movie producers also used a FAKE Louis Vuitton made by the Diophy group of companies instead of sourcing a real Vuitton from the brand itself. As a result, Vuitton is also suing the company, seeking prevention from selling its goods in the US. Vuitton claims that it is “trademark dilution, false designation of origin and unfair competition“.

Vuitton also wants a share of the profits from the film Hangover 2 because Warner Bros has refused to alter the handbags in the scenes above for the DVD release.

On another note, since we’re dealing with matters of misidentification, it’s a wonder why Hermes didn’t sue for that scene in the latest Transformers movie for calling the Kelly a Birkin. Oh well..