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Louis Vuitton loses lawsuit over knockoff handbag in “The Hangover: Part II”

Court doubts the short scene caused confusion to consumers

Not all press is good press, according to Louis Vuitton. In this case, however, the court does not agree.

The designer label sued film studio Warner Brothers over a scene in the popular 2011 movie “The Hangover: Part II” in which Zach Galifianakis’s character, Alan Garner, carries what appears to be a Louis Vuitton handbag, but is actually a lookalike made by Chinese-American handbag manufacturer Diophy. The company claimed this scene caused confusion to customers, especially when Galifianakis says, “Careful, that’s a Louis Vuitton,” mispronouncing “Louis” as “Lewis.”

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