Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Converse Inc. Files Trademark Infringement Complaint at International Trade Commission
The U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint filed on behalf of Converse Inc. on October 14, 2014. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain footwear products. The complaint name as respondents Skechers U.S.A., Inc of Manhattan Beach, CA; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Bentonville, AR; A-List, Inc., d/b/a Kitson of Los Angeles, CA; Aldo Group of Canada; Brian Lichtenberg, LLC of Los Angeles, CA; Cmerit USA, Inc., d/b/a Gotta Flurt of Chino, CA; Dioniso SRL of Italy; Edamame Kids, Inc. of Canada; Esquire Footwear, LLC of New York, NY; FILA U.S.A., Inc. of Sparks, MD; Fortune Dynamic, Inc. of City of Industry, CA; Gina Group, LLC of New York, NY; H & M Hennes & Mauritz LP of New York, NY; Highline United LLC d/b/a Ash Footwear USA of New York, NY; Hitch Enterprises Pty Ltd d/b/a Skeanie of Australia; Iconix Brand Group, Inc., d/b/a Ed Hardy of New York, NY; Kmart Corporation of Hoffman Estates, IL; Mamiye Imports LLC d/b/a Lilly of New York of Brooklyn, NY; Nowhere Co., Ltd. d/b/a Bape of Japan; OPPO Original Corp of City of Industry, CA; Orange Clubwear, Inc., d,/b/a Demonia Deviant of Westminster, CA; Ositos Shoes, Inc., d/b/a Collection'O of South El Monte, CA; PW Shoes Inc. of Maspeth, NY; Ralph Lauren Corporation of New York, NY; Shenzhen Foreversun Industrial Co., Ltd a/k/a Shenzhen Foreversun Shoes Co., Ltd of China; Shoe Shox c/o Zulily, Inc. of Seattle, WA; Tory Burch LLC of New York, NY; Zulily, Inc. of Seattle, WA; Fujian Xinya I&E Trading Co. Ltd. of China; Zhejiang Ouhai International Trade Co. Ltd. of China and Wenzhou Cereals Oils & Foodstuffs Foreign Trade Co. Ltd. of China. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.