LOS ANGELES – The makers of UGG shoes alleges another footwear company copied its outsole design.
Deckers Outdoor Corp. filed a complaint on Sept. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Reliable Knitting Works and Does 1-10 alleging patent infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that its patented Essential Outsole used in its UGG footwear has been infringed by the defendant for its Muk Luks footwear. The plaintiff claims the defendant's actions have caused confusion that it is affiliated with the plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's patent, order the defendant to recall all infringing products and deliver them for destruction, accounting of all gains, profits derived from the unlawful act, treble damages, all legal fees and interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Brent H. Blakely, Cindy Chan and Jessica C. Covington of Blakely Law Group in Manhattan Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-06910-DSF-PLA