Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 16,500+ case briefs...

Gucci America, Inc. v. Daffy’s, Inc.

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
354 F.3d 228 (2003)


Facts

Daffy’s, Inc. (defendant) purchased bags from a third party that it believed to be made by Gucci America, Inc. (plaintiff). In fact, the bags were counterfeit. However, the bags were very good counterfeits in that a Gucci store clerk and a Gucci repair warehouse could not identify them as counterfeit bags. Gucci sent Daffy’s a cease-and-desist letter. Daffy’s voluntarily stopped selling the counterfeit bags and adopted a policy of not selling Gucci products. Gucci sued Daffy’s for trademark infringement. The district court held that Daffy’s was guilty of infringement. However, the court found Daffy’s to be “an innocent infringer” and declined to order a recall or an injunction. Gucci appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (McKee, J.)

Dissent (Rosenn, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 400,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,500 briefs, keyed to 223 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers


Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial