World Footwear


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

UGG focus on counterfeit protection

Dec 1, 2015 / United States
In preparation for the holiday season the brand launched social media accounts dedicated to counterfeit awareness and education

Skechers wins favorable ruling in Nike lawsuit

Nov 20, 2015 / United States
The Chief Administrative Law Judge of the International Trade Commission ruled that Skechers’ famous twinkle toes and bobs product lines do not infringe Converse’s Chuck Taylor design

Vibram strengthens anti-counterfeiting efforts

Nov 19, 2015 / United States
The maker of the famous FiveFingers barefoot-style running shoes admits taking aggressive steps to prevent the counterfeiting of its products

Birkin authorizes Hermès to continue using her name

Sep 11, 2015 / France
The France-based company reiterated its commitment to the ethical treatment of crocodiles in its partner farms. Actress Jane Birkin satisfied with the company's efforts

Skechers sues Steven Madden

Jul 9, 2015 / United States
The US-based company claims the famous footwear designer is infringing on its Skechers Go Walk footwear line

Louboutin back in court

May 15, 2015 / France
The famous footwear designer Christian Louboutin, well-known for its iconic red-soled shoes, is back to court in a new lawsuit to protect its trademark

Converse sues dozens of companies over Chuck Taylor imitations

Oct 23, 2014 / United States
The US based shoe company, which is a subsidiary of Nike, is suing 31 different companies (including both retailers and manufacturers) for allegedly copying its Chuck Taylor all star shoes
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