Have you watched Hangover Part II yet? It was such an entertaining movie which I couldn’t stop laughing throughout the movie. If you’ve watched Hangover, the first or the second, you must remember one of the characters Alan played by comedian Zach Galifianakis. In one of the scenes in Hangover Part II, Alan carried a complete travel set from Louis Vuitton when he was traveling to Thailand. It does makes me wonder why did they try to portray the eccentric and disheveled Alan to be a Louis Vuitton luggage carrying person? It seems to be an image fit to be plastered on a celebrity or businessman character.
Turns out, Louis Vuitton is suing Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. early January because the movie allegedly used counterfeit bags in that scene. After paying close attention to it, it kind of struck me that the original Louis Vuitton Keepall doesn’t have a side zipped pocket. I don’t know whether it was something that the Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. did on purpose, because after all it seems unlikely that the Alan character would be carrying a Louis Vuitton luggage, or they didn’t notice this when they shot the airport scene.
Close up look on the Louis Vuitton bag
Louis Vuitton claims that this scene can cause “consumer confusion”. The movie studio knowingly used fake products made by Diophy who’s currently under a lawsuit processed by the luxury goods maker before the International Trade Commission.
So what did Louis Vuitton ask for? They want the profits from the film that grossed roughly $580 million and triple damages. They also want all copies of “The Hangover Part II” along with its promotional materials including the airport scene with the fake bag to be destroyed.
That’s some huge demand! I’m curious to know how this case will develop.