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Gucci succeeded in the case, with the judge awarding Gucci a permanent injunction against the use of three of four disputed designs by Guess. However, the victory was a Pyrrhic one as the judge awarded Gucci damages of $450,000, somewhat less than the $221 million damages sought.</p> <p> <strong>Global battle</strong></p> <p> Following this injunction, Gucci went on a global quest and filed lawsuits against Guess on the same grounds in Italy, Australia, China, and France, and initiated proceedings with the European Union (&ldquo;EU&rdquo;) Intellectual Property Office, which ended up before courts in the EU. The EU General Court and judgements in Milan and Paris all sided with Guess, while in Asia Gucci came out top. The Nanjing Intermediate People&rsquo;s Court held that infringement cases hinged on whether the marks look subjectively similar, not the usual grounds of consumer confusion. 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Mailto siva@globallegalpost.com
Message Unable to read the source URL.
QueryString [empty string]
RemoteAddress 54.163.42.154
RootCause
struct
Detail No buffer space available (maximum connections reached?): connect
Message Unable to read the source URL.
StackTrace coldfusion.syndication.FeedReader$UnableToReadSourceURLException: Unable to read the source URL. at coldfusion.syndication.FeedReader.readFeed(FeedReader.java:122) at coldfusion.syndication.FeedReader.<init>(FeedReader.java:94) at coldfusion.tagext.io.FeedTag.doStartTag(FeedTag.java:92) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTcfTag(CfJspPage.java:2722) at cffooter2ecfm526819990.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\layout\footer.cfm:269) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTcfTag(CfJspPage.java:2722) at cfshow2darticle2ecfm269784887.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\functional\show-article.cfm:348) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTcfTag(CfJspPage.java:2722) at cfindex2ecfm1178866447.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\big-stories\luxury-brand-gucci-and-guess-end-nine-year-trademark-dispute-26215468\index.cfm:15) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:381) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:94) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.filter.CachingFilter.invoke(CachingFilter.java:62) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:200) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101) at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106) at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42) at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:286) at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543) at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266) at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)
TagContext
array
1
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFFEED
LINE 269
RAW_TRACE at cffooter2ecfm526819990.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\layout\footer.cfm:269)
TEMPLATE D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\layout\footer.cfm
TYPE CFML
2
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 348
RAW_TRACE at cfshow2darticle2ecfm269784887.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\functional\show-article.cfm:348)
TEMPLATE D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\functional\show-article.cfm
TYPE CFML
3
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 15
RAW_TRACE at cfindex2ecfm1178866447.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\big-stories\luxury-brand-gucci-and-guess-end-nine-year-trademark-dispute-26215468\index.cfm:15)
TEMPLATE D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\big-stories\luxury-brand-gucci-and-guess-end-nine-year-trademark-dispute-26215468\index.cfm
TYPE CFML
Type Application
message Unable to read the source URL.
StackTrace coldfusion.syndication.FeedReader$UnableToReadSourceURLException: Unable to read the source URL. at coldfusion.syndication.FeedReader.readFeed(FeedReader.java:122) at coldfusion.syndication.FeedReader.<init>(FeedReader.java:94) at coldfusion.tagext.io.FeedTag.doStartTag(FeedTag.java:92) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTcfTag(CfJspPage.java:2722) at cffooter2ecfm526819990.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\layout\footer.cfm:269) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTcfTag(CfJspPage.java:2722) at cfshow2darticle2ecfm269784887.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\functional\show-article.cfm:348) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTcfTag(CfJspPage.java:2722) at cfindex2ecfm1178866447.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\big-stories\luxury-brand-gucci-and-guess-end-nine-year-trademark-dispute-26215468\index.cfm:15) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:381) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:94) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.filter.CachingFilter.invoke(CachingFilter.java:62) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:200) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101) at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106) at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42) at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:286) at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543) at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266) at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)
TagContext
array
1
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COLUMN 0
ID CFFEED
LINE 269
RAW_TRACE at cffooter2ecfm526819990.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\layout\footer.cfm:269)
TEMPLATE D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\layout\footer.cfm
TYPE CFML
2
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 348
RAW_TRACE at cfshow2darticle2ecfm269784887.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\functional\show-article.cfm:348)
TEMPLATE D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\includes\functional\show-article.cfm
TYPE CFML
3
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 15
RAW_TRACE at cfindex2ecfm1178866447.runPage(D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\big-stories\luxury-brand-gucci-and-guess-end-nine-year-trademark-dispute-26215468\index.cfm:15)
TEMPLATE D:\websites\globallegalpost.live\www.globallegalpost.com\public\big-stories\luxury-brand-gucci-and-guess-end-nine-year-trademark-dispute-26215468\index.cfm
TYPE CFML
Template /big-stories/luxury-brand-gucci-and-guess-end-nine-year-trademark-dispute-26215468/index.cfm
Type coldfusion.runtime.CfErrorWrapper