LOUIS VUITTON NOT TOO HAPPY WITH THE HANGOVER 2:SUING THEM FOR USE OF FAKE PRODUCTS!
The Hangover 2 made $581 million and Louis Vuitton wants a piece of it, a big piece. They are pissed about the luggage used in the movie. They’re saying they’re all knock-offs. Not only do they want a piece of that half-a-billion, they want the fakes replaced on the DVD release . See the official statement (as reported by the Guardian)A trademark suit against Warner Bros, which was filed yesterday in a New York federal court, suggests the firm has been damaged after Galifianakis’ line, “careful, that is a Louis Vuitton,” became a catchphrase. According to the complaint, rather than sourcing a real Louis Vuitton, producers apparently utilised a knock-off made by the Diophy group of companies, who Vuitton is also suing to prevent it selling its goods in the US. In short, the company claims trademark dilution, false designation of origin and unfair competition.