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Converse Suing 31 Companies For Allegedly Selling Knock-Off Chuck Taylor Sneakers

You’ve seen them on hipsters, your mom, that girl who lived down the hall from you freshman year, maybe you wear them — the point is, Converse’s Chuck Taylor All-Stars, or Chucks, as they’re known by fans, are worn by a whole lot of different kinds of people. 216 more words

Converse kicks back at 'knock off' Chucks, sues 31 rival shoe companies

Converse says it is fed up with rival shoe companies selling what the Nike-owned company calls clear copycats of its iconic Chuck Taylor sneakers.

The shoe company said Tuesday that it has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against 31 different rival shoemakers that Converse says “are mass-producing, distributing or selling sneakers that knock off the look of Converse’s iconic Chuck Taylor.” The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in New York, names Skechers USA , Wal-Mart , FILA, Ed Hardy, K-Mart and Ralph Lauren as defendants, among others. 318 more words