Judge Tosses Louis Vuitton's Suit Over 'Hangover' Bag
Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 11:58 AM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday dismissed Louis Vuitton Malletier SA's trademark infringement suit against Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. over the studio's use of a knockoff bag in "The Hangover Part II,” saying public confusion over the accessory's origin was implausible.
U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr. granted Warner Bros.’ motion to dismiss the suit after finding it was unlikely that viewers would believe the fake bag used in the movie was a genuine Louis Vuitton just because a fictional character made this claim in the movie.
“The court concludes that the likelihood of confusion is at best minimal,...
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