Fed. Circ. Reboots Chuck Taylor Trademark Case

Law360 (October 30, 2018, 12:00 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday revived Converse Inc.'s long-running trademark case against Skechers and others over the Chuck Taylor sneaker, tossing out a ruling that the company lacked a valid registration for the famous shoe.

Converse will get another shot at its long-running trademark suit accusing several companies of selling knockoffs of its Chuck Taylor sneaker, after the Federal Circuit on Tuesday overturned a lower court's ruling that Converse lacked enforceable trademark rights. (AP) The appeals court vacated a 2016 ruling by the International Trade Commission that had invalidated Converse's trademark registration to the sneaker, saying the commission had applied "the...

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