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Minimum wage in Cambodia increases 180% in six years

Oct 13, 2017 / Cambodia
Trade union representatives, government officials and footwear and garment workers in Cambodia have agreed on an increase in the minimum monthly wage for next year. In just six years labor costs have increased significantly in the country

New Balance wins trademark infringement case in China

Sep 6, 2017 / China
A Chinese court has decided that local shoemakers must pay New Balance 1.5 million US dollars in damages and legal costs for infringing the American sportswear company’s signature slanting “N” logo.

Are counterfeit products still an issue?

Jun 13, 2017 / World
For years counterfeit goods have been an issue for governments and big corporations. The footwear industry is one the most affected by it, especially if we think of athletic footwear

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
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