Gucci $4.6 Million Trademark Victory Over Guess

Gucci brand of designer accessories and footwear wins $4.6 million trademark infringement verdict against fashion brand Guess.  Three years after Gucci filed suit, the court made a damage award as well as granted a permanent injunction blocking Guess from using the green-red-green stripes, a stylized “Square G,” and a group of four interlocking “G”s known as a “Quattro G.”  Each of those individual marks are found on the shoe pictured above.

Here’s a link to the court’s opinion.

The Gucci “green-red-green” stripe, around since the 1960′s, received a trademark registration in 1979.  While not at all similar to the Adidas brand “three stripes,” you might be interested in our recent post on Adidas brand’s efforts to protect its three stripes.

About Tamera Bennett

Tamera Bennett, nicknamed by her clients as the IP quarterback, develops strategies to protect and leverage each client's intellectual property. She works closely with her clients to implement customized brand management programs. Her clients range from rock star to leadership coach and financial guru to custom motorcycle designer. Prepared with an undergraduate degree in Recording Industry Studies and a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Tamera represents clients throughout Texas and Tennessee in entertainment, trademark and copyright law related matters View all posts by Tamera Bennett

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