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700 000 US dollars’ worth of fake UGG products seized

Jun 30, 2016 / United States
UGG (a division of Deckers Brands) partnering with local and federal law enforcement agencies helped to identify over 3 660 pairs of fake UGG products

Chinese court orders New Balance to pay fine over trademark breach

Jun 29, 2016 / China
A Chinese appeal court has ruled against the US sportswear brand for trademark infringements and ordered it to pay five million yuan as compensation to a Chinese company

Louboutin loses battle for red protection in Switzerland

May 24, 2016 / Switzerland
The French luxury footwear and fashion designer lost the exclusive rights over its distinctive red sole in a lawsuit

adidas & Under Armour reach settlement

May 18, 2016 / United States
The two sportswear giants have come to an agreement in a Patent Infringement Suit filed by the Germany-based company against the American brand and its subsidiary MapMyFitness

Alibaba announces reinforcement of anti-counterfeiting measures

May 13, 2016 / China
The China-based ecommerce giant and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) announced the expansion of their IACC MarketSafe program

Under Armour to take legal action against Uncle Martian

May 6, 2016 / China
The US based sportswear brand is taking action against Chinese brand Uncle Martian for infringement of its logo

Skechers sues maker of Bernie Mev footwear

May 5, 2016 / United States
The US-based company has announced that it filed a lawsuit against Eliya for marketing and distributing footwear that infringes on its Skech-Air product line

adidas sues Ecco over trademark infringement

Apr 27, 2016 / United States
Last week Adidas America Inc. and parent company adidas AGhas filed a lawsuit in the U. District Court of Oregon against Ecco USA Inc. and Ecco SKO A/S over its three-stripe mark

New Balance voices anti-TPP position

Apr 18, 2016 / United States
The US-based athletic brand has come out in opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership, the free trade agreement involving the US and 11 countries from the Pacific region

Ferragamo Group fights counterfeiting

Mar 10, 2016 / Italy
The Italy-based group has announced thousands of actions carried out in 2015. A new microchip will start to be embedded in Ferragamo shoes and leather goods with an aim to make counterfeiting more difficult

FDRA fights for greater IP protections for US footwear industry

Mar 3, 2016 / United States
The claim was made by the Association’s President in a moment when counterfeits and seizures surge

adidas wins legal battle over three-stripe design

Feb 26, 2016 / Germany
The European Union‘s top court recognized adidas claim over a rival company trying to trademark a shoe logo similar to the triple stripes

Announced closures by shoemakers in China

Jan 22, 2016 / China
According to the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) website Stella International is closing its facility in Dongguan city. The same source has reported that 60 other shoemakers are closing their business in the Putian city (Fujian)

Traffic Shoes files for bankruptcy

Jan 11, 2016 / United States
The US-based shoe retailer and its related companies have filed for bankruptcy. Owner aims to  close stores and restructure costs

Crocs sues Evacol for patent infringement

Jan 7, 2016 / United States
The US-based company, famous for its clogs, has filed a lawsuit against a Colombian retailer, Evacol, claiming patent infringement
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