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Michael Jordan wins trademark battle in China

Dec 9, 2016 / China
China’s Supreme People’s Court has officially ruled in favor of the ex-basketball player in a long-running trademark case against a sports company which traded under an identical name to Jordan’s Chinese name (Qiaodan)

UGG boot-maker goes to court to battle trademark rights

Aug 30, 2016 / Australia
An Australia-based boot-maker is suing footwear giant Deckers. The aim is to cancel the US trademark that prohibits Australian companies from selling UGG boots abroad

BFA: Brexit may represent a new start for Europe

Aug 16, 2016 / United Kingdom
Less than two months ago the UK voted in favour of leaving the European Union after 4 decades of a relationship that wasn’t always easy. We have spoken to the local footwear association to hear their views on the matter

Skechers victory in trademark dispute with Converse

Jul 21, 2016 / United States
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) Invalidated Converse's Registered and Common Law Trademarks in the Chuck Taylor Midsole Design. A winning step for Skechers in a dispute with Converse

Dick's Sporting Goods buys Sports Authority name

Jul 4, 2016 / United States
The Pennsylvania-headquartered company triumphed at the auction for Sports Authority Holdings Inc.’s brand name and intellectual property rights with a bid of 15 million US dollars

Aquazzura with legal action against Steve Madden

Jul 1, 2016 / United States
The Italy-based company is seeking protection for its designs. A suit has been filled at a federal court in New York

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
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