Since the holidays are a season of perpetual hope, perhaps Louis Vuitton will go easy on The Hangover crew for the classic line, “Careful, that is a Louis Vuitton”.
Or maybe they’ll just file a trademark lawsuit against Warner Brothers instead.
Not ones to laugh at themselves, Louis Vuitton are claiming their company was “damaged” by Zach Galifianakis’ infamous line, because, according to E!, Hangover producers used a knockoff by the Diophy Group as opposed to the real thing.
Evidently, Louis Vuitton are also suing the Diophy Group to keep it from selling their goods in the U.S.
But that’s still not enough. Louis Vuitton are also seeking a part of the film’s profits, which is not the first (or even the second) time The Hangover II has endured a lawsuit: a tattoo artist once sued after his Mike Tyson tattoo appeared on Ed Helms’ character, the studio was hit with a plagarism suit from a screenwriter, and a stuntman sued when he was injured on set.
Here’s to 2012, The Hangover III (or not) and the promise of no lawsuits in the new year.