'Hangover' Studio Says Use Of Knockoff Bag Free Speech

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT) -- Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday asked a New York federal court to dismiss Louis Vuitton Malletier SA's suit accusing the producer of infringing its trademarks by featuring a fake Louis Vuitton bag in the "Hangover" sequel, saying the use is protected by the First Amendment.

Warner Bros. said that a brief scene in "The Hangover Part II" in which a character carries an imitation version of a Louis Vuitton bag and refers to it as the genuine article does not leave the studio vulnerable to...
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