Many companies have had enough of all those Chuck Taylor bootlegs. The shoe company has sued 31 companies, including Ralph Lauren and Walmart, for making knock offs of its iconic sneaker, the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star.
Reports Raw Story:
On Tuesday, the Nike subsidiary filed lawsuits against 31 companies for breach of trademark. Among the defendants are Wal-Mart, Ralph Lauren Corporation and Tory Burch.
Of the 31 companies, four are based in China, two in Canada, one in Australia, one in Italy and one in Japan.
Converse is also demanding that the International Trade Commission ban imports, distribution, sale and use of imitation Converse footwear in the United States.
“We welcome fair competition, but we do not believe companies have a right to copy the Chuck’s trademarked look,” said Jim Calhoun, president and CEO of Converse Inc.
The Chuck made its debut on U.S. basketball courts in 1917 and since then, Converse says it has sold one billion pairs of the shoe worldwide that bear the Asserted Trademark.
Considering the Chuck Taylor silhouette is plainly seen in numerous shoes that aren’t Converse, we’d say the company has a strong case. The struggle kicks seen below from Ralph Lauren “Denim & Supply” line are one such example.
Always go with the original, folks.
So, The Ralph Lauren has a stable position in clothing industry. People will always support for it. Now, Every one know the products(polo, sweaters, coats,jackets, vests, pants, beach shorts) of Ralph Lauren, Of course, people also know the designer.