Louis Vuitton Pissed at The Hangover 2 For Use of Knockoff Bag; Suing to Have Scene Pulled

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Louis Vuitton is suing Warner Bros. for its use of a fake Louis Vuitton bag in The Hangover Part II, demanding that the scene in question be removed. So random.

In the film, Zach Galifianakis' Alan tells Stu not to mess with his luggage, saying, "Careful, that is ... that is a Louis Vuitton." He pronounces it Lewis. Awesome.

Louis Vuitton has issues with this, for multiple reasons:

For one, Warner Bros. never got permission to use its precious and valuable trademark. Moreover, the luggage in the movie is a knockoff, or so the brand claims.

Also awesome, if you're a viewer. Not not for L.V.

The company is seeking damages on top of an injunction prohibiting Warner Bros. from distributing The Hangover 2 going forward as long as the luggage scene appears.

If you recall, the studio was also sued for its use of Mike Tyson's face tattoo on Ed Helms' character in the sequel, even though Tyson appeared in the original.

Can't make this stuff up ...

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-"I hate to say this, since I tend to hate all advertising on pcinriple, but it's actually a beautiful ad. My favourite thing about it is what it's not: blingy, overhyped, logo-a-gogo! Even the LV monogram features only in these sort of secretive, shadowy shots - as though a gilded carriage were being drawn through a small village by four regally dressed horses and as they were passing over a rough spot in the road, the drawn curtains parted slightly to reveal the profile of the French queen sitting inside... There's something sacred and rare about the way the monogram appears here. Kudos to the folks at LV.Pity the real world doesn't really resemble the ad though. Seems like everywhere I go, there are fake LV bags being shoved in my face - 16 year olds on trams carry them for chrissake!Thanks for getting back to me about the Valentino song, btw. :)"

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Good for LV - with all these bad counterfeits being sent crossborders - glad they are taking the stand. By the way, the studios know they are suppposed to pay or negotiate use of intellectual property - they were the first to go to Congress to get all those IP anti-piracy laws - Lord knows they go after anyone criminally who copies their IP without paying for it

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THE DESIGNER IS PISSED, THAT THE PRODUCTION COMPANY, DIDN'T ACUALLY PAY FOR THE REAL, EXTREMELY, OVERPRICED, ITEM. THE PRODUCTION COMPANY HAS TO CUT COSTS SOMEWHERE. LOOK AT THE FORTUNE, THEY HAVE TO PAY ALL OF THE UNION MEMBERS. IF YOU HAVE GOOD LABOR LAWS, YOU DON'T NEED OVERPAID, UNION MEMBERS.

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Umm, tyson was in the sequel also

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Sheer madness!

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