Georges Marciano has filed another lawsuit against Guess, this time in the United States District Court, Central District of California. This case claims a breach of contract and infringement of intellectual property rights. The motion was filed on August 13, 2015.
In a statement, Marciano says that after he left the company in 1993 and revoked the license for the Georges Marciano brand, Guess failed to transfer the Georges Marciano trademark in the Dominican Republic and Singapore. He seeks compensation for damages as a result of this breach in contract.
Marciano also seeks confirmation of his right to use the Georges Marciano name for the Royal Navy brand by Georges Marciano, which Guess denied him in 2013. A 1994 agreement specifies the rights of each Marciano brother to use the family name with his own first name.
This lawsuit follows action Marciano recently took claiming damages in a Canadian court for products sold online associating the Guess and Georges Marciano brands.