LOS ANGELES – The designer and marketer of UGG shoes alleges an Illinois corporation has unlawfully copied one of its boot designs.
Deckers Outdoor Corp. filed a complaint on April 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Collections Etc. Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging federal trade dress infringement and unfair competition.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges its Bailey Button Triplet boots design was copied by the defendant. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants were not granted a license or any other form of permission to plaintiff's product with respect to its trademarks, design patent, trade dresses, or other intellectual property.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to permanently enjoin further infringement of the patent, award for all damages, costs, attorney's fees and such further relief as may be just and proper. 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 2:17-cv-02902