Louis Vuitton loses lawsuit on “Hangover” handbag

Louis Vuitton Bags Stolen From Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport

The case stemmed from a scene in which the character Alan Garner, played by Zach Galifianakis, is shown in an airport with a bag that looks a Louis Vuitton bag, but which the French company said is made by Diophy, which makes products with a design similar to Louis Vuitton’s “toile” monogram. Louis Vuitton, part of LVMG Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, claimed it was harmed by the misrepresentation and the resulting confusion to customers. It also said it was harmed in particular by a statement by Garner to a friend, “Careful … that is a Louis Vuitton,” that became “an oft-repeated and hallmark quote from the movie.” The “Louis” is mispronounced as “Lewis.” Louis Vuitton sought financial damages and a halt to further trademark infringement. But U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan found that Warner Brothers, part of Time Warner Inc, should not be held liable. He said it was unlikely that many filmgoers would have noticed that the bag, which was on screen for less than 30 seconds, was a knock-off, or that they would have thought Louis Vuitton approved of Warner Brothers’ use of the Diophy bag. “The likelihood of confusion is at best minimal,” Carter wrote. A lawyer for Louis Vuitton declined to comment on the ruling. According to the complaint, “The Hangover: Part II” had grossed about $580 million worldwide at the time the case was brought, becoming the highest-grossing “R” rated comedy ever.

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Delphine Arnault on June 25 was named executive vice president of Vuitton, with responsibility for overseeing its product lines. Shell be the No. 2 executive in a unit that accounts for half of LVMHs pretax earnings, evidence that shes being groomed for a top jobperhaps the top jobat the Paris-based luxury giant. While Vuitton is still the worlds most valuable luxury brand, its losing ground to competitors such as Gucci and Prada ( 1913:HK ) as demand wanes for the iconic LV monogrammed handbag. A report last month by consultancy Millward Brown Optimor estimated that Vuittons brand value declined 12 percent over the past year. LVMH in April reported its weakest fashion and leather goods revenues in more than three years as sales flattened in China. As consumers make room for those luxuries that make them feel better by trading down on other items, it is the middle-of-the-road brands, such as Vuitton, that have suffered, Millward Brown Optimor said. Delphine Arnaults task will be to give the brand a more exclusive aura, deemphasizing its ubiquitous monogrammed canvas bags and introducing costlier leather bags.

Daughter’s Got a Brand New Bag, and It’s Louis Vuitton

Reese Witherspooon Steps Out With the Louis Vuitton W August 2, 2013 0 If you’re wondering what this Fall’s It bag is going to be, then here’s your answer, courtesy of Louis Vuitton and Reese Witherspoon . The star who has made a name for herself carrying the hottest bags on the market (remember how she was one of the first to Takashi Murakami Louis Vuitton carry the Fendi 2jours tote ?) was spotted yesterday out in LA with the Louis Vuitton W, which she styled with a light-blue sweater, skinny jeans, and leopard-print Louboutins. If the leather and coated canvas carryall looks familiar to you, then that’s because you’ve already seen it starring alongside Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton’s stunning Fall 2013 campaign , where it made its official debut with Vuitton’s other headline Fall bag, the Capucine. If its sleek silhouette, classic monogram detailing, and chic celebrity sighting are any indication, then it’s clear this will be the hottest accessory of the Fall.

Louis Vuitton bags Angela Scanlon to showcase their new range

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TIP 2: Check that the Louis Vuitton bag you are considering buying actually exists. Sounds obvious, but there have been examples of the Vernis being sold in black even though Louis Vuitton never made it in black. TIP 3: Louis Vuitton is extremely careful about the way that its monogram is placed, and it is usually completely symmetrical from side to side. TIP 4: Not all Louis Vuitton bags are made in France, so if your bag says ‘Made in USA’ don’t automatically assume it’s a fake. TIP 5: Some styles such as the Speedy have upside down LVs on the back-side of the bag the reason being that Louis Vuitton will use one continuous piece of leather that will wrap from the back to the front so one side will have an upside down logo.

The Louis Vuitton store in the city, scene of an attempted robbery. Photo: Ben Rushton Officers surrounded the store within five minutes but it took another hour before the men were allegedly found with their handbag haul in a basement car park. The men were accused of trying to steal thousands of dollars worth of designer handbags and accessories. Police also expect they will face a number of property charges after they damaged a number of fittings within the store. A large perimeter was set up around King, York and George streets as officers from City Central, The Rocks and Kings Cross searched the area. Three police dogs helped during the hour-long search of the complex. Shattered black glass was still visible on the footpath on George Street on Thursday morning, with blue and white police tape sealing off the building’s side entrance. A Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the average price of the standard handbag range would set customers back between $1500 and $2000. Exotic Brea bags made from alligator, snake and crocodile skins retailed between $30,500 and $50,000.

Reese Witherspoon Carrying Louis Vuitton W Bag

BRITISH Vogue described her as one of the rising stars for 2013 and now Angela Scanlon has Louis Vuitton falling at her fashionable feet. The Irish style expert, who splits her time between Dublin and London, was chosen by the iconic French brand to showcase its Neverfull Epi handbag collection. You can view the collection here. Picture by Jamie McGregor Smith The writer and presenter, 28, took their colourful totes on a tour of her favourite places in the capital, including Les Trois Garcons restaurant, Canonbury Park, Columbia Road Flower market and a launderette. A series of photographs and videos show Angela, who is originally from Co.

Louis Vuitton raid: three arrested after designer handbag heist

The Louis Vuitton store in the city, scene of an attempted robbery.

Just a week after samples of Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2012 collection were lifted from a Paris train , thieves have made off with loads of Louis Vuitton from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport! Women’s Wear Daily reports that a small group of masked bandits (yes, real life bandits) overtook four airport employees and a security guard at one of the terminals and nabbed ten skids containing $400,000 worth of Louis Vuitton merch. While there aren’t too many more details, we have to wonder: ten skids? How many Speedys can five thieves carry?? Stay tuned for updates — hey, maybe the leather goods will turn up with the Marc Jacobs samples. Those would be some seriously fashionable thieves.

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