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.