Now that the New Year is officially underway, and some of you may still be recovering from welcoming in 2012, I figured this story would be apropos. Another lawsuit is on the rise, one that pits the fashion industry against the movie industry. Louis Vuitton is suing Warner Bros. over the appearance of an allegedly fake LV bag used in Hangover 2 (an airport scene with stars Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms to be exact- see photo above). Furthermore, LV wants Warner Bros. to pull all copies of the movie that contain the scene featuring the infamously “fake” bag. The fashion house is also requesting triple damages stemming from the profits Warner Bros. made by using Louis Vuitton’s trademark, plus attorney’s fee and court costs.
I’ll do my best to keep you posted on any developments. For more information, check out this article on FindLaw.