In an order dated Friday, Judge Carter dismissed Louis Vuitton’s lawsuit against Warner Brothers for allegedly using a knockoff Louis Vuitton handbag in a scene in the movie “Hangover: Part II.” The challenged scene takes place in an airport in Thailand. Stu (Ed Helms) makes room on an airport seat by moving aside the handbag of Alan (Zach Galifianakis), prompting Alan to say: “Careful that is . . . that is a Lewis Vuitton.” Louis Vuitton claimed the bag was actually a knockoff “Diophy” bag, but Judge Carter concluded that allegation was insufficient to state a claim under the Lanham Act or related state law theories because there was no plausible likelihood of consumer confusion:
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