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Court Orders Marc Fisher To Pay Gucci A Lot Less

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Now we can officially say the suit is OVER!

Remember last month when a federal court awarded Gucci $4.7 million in damages stemming from a three trademark battle against GUESS and the brand's footwear licensee, Marc Fisher?

Welp, looks like the Judge Shira Scheindlin done goofed on his calculations because

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Gucci Takes GUESS Lawsuit Overseas

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Gucci is not taking this lying down!

After a federal judge only rewarded the company $4.7 million in their bitter three-year battle against GUESS on Monday, a lawyer for Gucci says that they were shocked with the "surprisingly low" outcome.

Uh, yeah! After all, they were asking for a whopping $221 million in damages after alleging that GUESS copied their diamond "G" pattern and signature red and green strip on one of their shoe styles.

So, now Gucci is going to try to get their money elsewhere. They've just filed similar lawsuit$ overseas in China, Italy, and France.

Will this ever end???

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Gucci Is The Biggest Loser In GUESS Trademark Lawsuit

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A judgement was finally made yesterday in the three year bitter trademark battle between Gucci and GUESS.

As you may recall Gucci sought $221 million in damages, but a federal judge only awarded them $4.7 million, making GUESS the real winner in this case.

In the 104 page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin wrote

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Orange You Glad To See Us???

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Perez made the NARM Music Biz Awards dinner party a brighter place on Thursday.

For our stroll down the red carpet, we rocked a Kidrobot polo, H&M pants, Nike kicks, a GUESS watch and vintage Ray-Ban aviators.

Citrus has never looked so good!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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Claudia Schiffer Celebrates 30 Sexy Years With GUESS

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Supermodel and GUESS girl Claudia Schiffer joined CEO Paul Marciano and photographer Ellen von Unwerth in Paris on Thursday to celebrate the brand's 30th anniversary.

The celebratory cocktail party was hosted at the Hotel George V where the trio unveiled A Third Decade of GUESS Images, a new book featuring the most iconic images from the last decade.

Claudia even helped blow out the candles on the massive six-tier cake!

Looks like a fashionably good time was had by all!

[Image via Fame Pictures.]

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Marc Fisher Chokes Up While Testifying For GUESS

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The Gucci and GUESS courtroom battle came to a close this week, but not before a few tears were shed.

On Wednesday, Marc Fisher aka the CEO of GUESS's footwear licensee Marc Fisher Footwear (duh!) spent three hours on the witness stand denying Gucci's claims that his company knocked off their tri-striped motif.

The Italian company's legal pit bull

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GUESS And Gucci's Trial Continues On

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The GUESS Vs. Gucci trademark legal battle raged on in a Manhattan courtroom on Monday, with the questioning of Paul Vando, former director of men's product at Marc Fisher.

Vando was cross-examined by Darren Saunders of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, to determine if he ever bought Gucci footwear to, as Gucci claims, “copy” their designs for Guess footwear.

His defense mainly stated that it was “absolutely not” his intention to ever trick GUESS customers into thinking their shoes were Gucci. Here are some HIGHlights:

“My job in copying creating footwear for Guess men’s was to create product that appealed to a very specific consumer. I’m very proud of the product that we’ve done”

On why he went shopping at a Gucci store on May 8 2010, a day after his deposition at the plaintiff’s attorney’s office:

“I went to Gucci under the instruction of Marc Fisher. I also went to Ferragamo and Tod’s to purchase styles similar in nature [to any Gucci ones I may have bought]. [I purchased] A cap toe dress shoe, a drive moc and maybe a loafer. I don’t know what [Fisher] wanted them for.”

On designing shoes with an exact copy of Gucci's brown-red-brown stripe:

“We call them color CADs (computer-aided designs). It’s a computer program on which we can play around to find the best color combinations.”

Um, did he even hear the question that was asked?!!

After a bunch of nonsense, Marc Fisher and company continued to deny any copycat allegations and the hearing rolled into the afternoon with even more testimony from Signal Products Inc., the GUESS handbags licensee.

Whew, thankfully they took a break from it all because this is BEYOND exhausting…and we're not even there!!

We're pretty sure we have an idea of how this will turn out but we'd love to know, what do U think will happen?!!

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