Converse Reaches Settlement Agreement with Ralph Lauren, New Balance Gearing Up For a Fight

Back in October, Converse sued over 30 brands for trademark infringement, and filed a complaint to the International Trade Commission.

Converse claimed in its lawsuits that these brands and retailers have infringed the American shoe brand’s trademarks and have produced and sold shoes that are confusingly similar to the Chuck Taylors that Converse has become famous for. The specific trademarks in question are the rubber stripe around the shoe and the pattern on the sole of the shoe.

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Converse ‘Chuck Taylor’ Sneaker via converse.com

Included in the brands named in the complaint is American brand, Ralph Lauren. This past week, Converse and Ralph Lauren seemed to come to a settlement agreement and jointly filed a motion to terminate the pending suit.

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New Balance Sues Karl Lagerfeld for Infringement

There’s a sneaker trend happening right now in the fashion industry (and, I must say I’m not really a fan of sneakers, unless I’m doing some sort of physical activity). And, it seems that one of these “fashion sneakers” is hitting a little too close to home for a particular sneaker brand. New Balance has sued Karl Lagerfeld for Infringing upon the look of its signature sneaker.

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