Georges Marciano files a lawsuit and lodges a complaint with the police for the illegal use of the name and trademark "Guess by Georges Marciano" and files a complaint for counterfeit

MONTREAL, April 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Designer Georges Marciano has just launched a civil lawsuit for the illegal use of "Guess by Georges Marciano". In his suit, Georges Marciano is demanding for the cessation of production and for the destruction of all counterfeit goods which mention "Guess by Georges Marciano". 

This comes just weeks after the fashion designer filed a first lawsuit in which he accused Guess Inc. of opposing the trademark "Royal Navy by Georges Marciano", a move that effectively prevents him from using the name "Georges Marciano" in his business.

A formal complaint to the police for counterfeit

The RCMP has also received an official complaint in this matter after cosmetics for men and women bearing the trademark "Guess by Georges Marciano" were acquired from an online boutique, despite the fact that, in 1993, the founder of Guess had cancelled the "Guess by Georges Marciano" license agreement when selling his shares to his brothers.   

Hundreds of similar items are available on the Internet, a situation that is all the more surprising since the Guess Inc. brand is well known for its intransigence with regards to similar brands and the counterfeiting of its products.  

With these measures, Georges Marciano seeks to shed light on the current use of the "Guess by Georges Marciano" brand more than twenty years after rights to its use were rescinded. "I am determined to fight to put an end to the illicit use of my name and recover monies to which I am entitled," asserts Georges Marciano.

 

SOURCE Georges Marciano

For further information: Louis Aucoin, MPA, Octane Stratégies, +1 514 571 6033, laucoin@octanestrategies.com

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