Annnnnnd the court drama continues!!
Last Wednesday, GUESS CEO Paul Marciano was questioned for TWO hours by his attorney Daniel Petrocelli, on the origins of the iconic brand’s designs during the final testimony in the Gucci Vs. GUESS for it's “massive scheme” trademark infringement fiasco.
In case you’re wondering how much is on the line, Gucci is seeking $221 million in damages, and plans on keeping GUESS and its exclusive licensee for footwear Marc Fisher Footwear, from selling any Gucci
ripoff “Inspired” merch.
One of the highlights of this week’s drama-filled episode, occurred when team GUESS desperately tried to prove Givenchy was actually the first fashion house to use the “G”. Unfortunately for GUESS, their legal team used a photograph of a Givenchy purse logo, which belonged to a woman they randomly met THAT MORNING as evidence!!!!
You already know where this is going…
Gucci’s pitbull attorney, Louis Ederer inspected their "evidence" further, and managed to prove that the bag used as “proof” in the testimony was a fake.
The defense said the woman assured them the bag was authentic, but the judge wasn't biting. In fact the judge scoffed at their claim, telling Guess' lawyer "Of course she told you that".
We can’t make this stuff up!!!
After the heated back & forth, Petrocelli wrapped up his examination by asking Marciano why GUESS hadn’t ended its partnership with Marc Fisher Footwear back in 2008, when they designed sneakers (again) that were so similar to Gucci's, even Marciano was “embarrassed ” causing GUESS to quickly pull the shoes from the market.
Marciano replied by stating, “You have to put it in perspective. Marc Fisher was a new licensee at the time. There was a learning curve…but we acted within weeks of a mistake."
After running around in circles for a few hours, the case was adjourned until Monday, and the trial is slated to finally end this week.
So, let us know below…
Who do you think will win in court?!
- Team Guess (12%)
- Team Gucci (88%)
Total Votes: 523
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