Guess Inc.

O’Melveny defended fashion and apparel company Guess, Inc. in a trademark infringement suit filed by rival Gucci, Inc. Following a three-week bench trial in Manhattan federal court, a judge ruled that, while Guess had infringed some trademarks, Gucci was entitled to just US$4.66 million in damages, a small fraction of the more than US$120 million sought. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin determined that Gucci was not entitled to damages reflecting lost sales or harm to its brand, calling an analysis from Gucci’s damages expert “highly speculative.”