Gucci has won a three-year legal battle against Guess and its footwear licensee, Marc Fisher, in a U.S. court. The judge in the case went along with Gucci's accusations of trademark and copyright infringement, barring Guess from using Gicci's Quattro G pattern, its green-red-green stripe and other square G marks. However, the judge said that Guess' action had amounted to “dilution” of Gucci's image rather than to counterfeiting. Gucci had requested damages of $221 million in the suit, but the court assessed tham at only $4.7 million.