Gucci awarded $4.7 million in damages from Guess

Congrats go out to Gucci today as news has broken that they have won their court case against Guess! It was announced this evening that a federal judge has awarded $4.7 million in damages from Guess Inc. to the luxury label. It should be noted, however, that Gucci was asking for over $200 million in combined damages.  So why the…
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Louis Vuitton sues for Hangover 2 luggage scenes

Louis Vuitton has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. for their usage of Louis Vuitton luggage in Hangover 2 (see video above). The Guardian reported this morning that Louis Vuitton believes the catchphrase “careful, that is a Louis Vuitton” has damaged their image. They are claiming it has caused trademark dilution, false designations of orgin and unfair competition. The phrase…
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Jeffrey Campbells sues Forever21 for copyright infringement

Courtesy of iptrademarkattorney.com So the latest in the “copy scandals’ involves Jeffrey Campbell and Forever21. Apparently Jeffrey Campbell feel as if Forever21 are trying to make a quick buck in copying their designs and selling them for far less money. In fact, I’d say they cut pretty close to the bone when they spoke about Forever21 “having a business model…
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Givenchy sues BCBG

Seems BCBG has found itself in a spot of trouble this week.  Take one look at the bags above and you’ll see why. Givenchy is suing BCBG for trade dress infringement. Basically they’re saying the BCBG has copied one of their most classic bags – the Nightingale. The BCBG version of the bag is called the Remembrant.  Apparently, the lawsuit…
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