Art Triumphs Over Fashion In LV's 'Hangover' Ruling

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT) -- A judge's ruling that a scene in "The Hangover Part II" involving a counterfeit Louis Vuitton bag did not infringe the luxury brand's trademark illustrates the wide leeway makers of creative works have in using trademarks and how difficult it can be for brand owners to prevail in such cases, attorneys say.

The judge's dismissal of the suit by Louis Vuitton Malletier SA hinged on his ruling that the brief scene in which a character referred to his bag as a "Lewis Vuitton" was protected by...
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