Gucci To Take Guess To Court In China, Italy, And France
Gucci won its copyright lawsuit against Guess on Monday, but the Italian fashion house is still pretty pissed about the whole situation.
In 2009, Gucci filed a lawsuit against Guess and footwear licenser Marc Fisher Footwear for copying several design elements, such as its diamond “G” pattern and signature red and green stripe. Gucci asked for $221 million in damages, but was only awarded a paltry $4.7 million. Guess will have to pay $2.1 million, while Marc Fisher Footwear will fork over the remaining $2.6 million.
A lawyer for Gucci tells WWD that the $4.7 million was “surprisingly low” compared to how long Guess has been selling Gucci-inspired goods and how much they were asking for — a cool $221 million. As a result, Gucci filed similar lawsuits overseas in China, Italy, and France. Expect many more updates to come, we suppose.