It's done. It's FINALLY done!
The crazy legal war between Louis Vuitton and Warner Bros. is over and WB has come out as the victor.
As you'll recall, Vuitton was suing the film studio after a joke about their luggage "Lewis Vuitton" was made in the movie Hangover II.
The makers of all things monogrammed claimed the joke confused the public and because the luggage in the film was fake, they decided to sue WB for infringement on their trademark.
Luckily for the studio, a judge ruled against LV with quite the HIGHlarious explanation:
"Alan's terse remark to Teddy to '[be] [c]areful' because his bag 'is a Lewis Vuitton' comes across as snobbish only because the public signifies Louis Vuitton … with luxury and a high society lifestyle.
His remark also comes across as funny because he mispronounces the French 'Louis' like the English 'Lewis,' and ironic because he cannot correctly pronounce the brand name of one of his expensive possessions, adding to the image of Alan as a socially inept and comically misinformed character."
Ha! Spot on!
Couldn't have said it better ourselves!
[Image courtesy of Warner Bros.]
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