Gucci Wins Trademark Case Against Founder's Relatives

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT) -- Gucci Group reportedly notched a win Tuesday in an intellectual property case the fashion house brought against its founder's great-grandsons, with an Italian court ruling that the brothers' use of the Gucci name to promote their own handbag and accessories line constituted trademark infringement.

Guccio Gucci, who shares the founder's name, and his brother, Alessandro, built an “unfair association" between their company, ToBeG SRL, and the Gucci fashion house by using names like “Gucci” and “Gucci Gucci” in association with their products in marketing campaigns and...
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