The Hangover Part II Triggers Legal Battle Over a Tattoo

The Hangover Part II Triggers Legal Battle Over a TattooWarner Bros has landed itself a potential legal battle with the film The Hangover Part II and a tattoo artist. The possible lawsuit is due to a tattoo artist, who is claiming that the studio ripped of his work and design for the movie. The tattoo is on Ed Helm’s characters face and is possibly going to be digitally removed and replaced with another design for its DVD and Blu-ray release in December. Its design is almost a direct copy of Mike Tyson’s facial tattoo.

“If the parties are unable to resolve their dispute, Warner Bros. does not intend to make any use of the allegedly infringing tattoo after the film ends its run in theaters because Warner Bros. will digitally alter the film to substitute a different tattoo on Ed Helms’s face.”

This isn’t the tattoo artists Victor Whitmill’s first attempt; he claims he owns a copyright on the unique tattoo worn by former boxer Mike Tyson. He initially tried to stop the film’s release but was denied a preliminary injunction. Since then the film has grossed $350 million worldwide and counting


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