On Monday, the Superior Court of Québec ruled in favor of designer Georges Marciano in a case between Marciano and Guess Inc. and Revlon International Corporation.
In April, Marciano opened a case seeking a ruling for approximately $16.1 million with a request for a permanent injunction for Guess to cease all marketing of any product bearing his name. In addition, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police received an official complaint about cosmetics bearing Marciano’s name being sold at online boutiques. Marciano also asked for the removal of any mentions of “Guess by Georges Marciano” from the internet.
In response, Guess denied any wrongdoing and contested the jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Québec, but it was overruled. Marciano now reserves the right to pursue proceedings and request audits of all sales of cosmetics, fragrances or other products bearing his name, which has been forbidden to use his name since 1993.