Marc Joseph Says Clarks Moccasin Is 'Brazen' Copy

Law360, San Francisco (August 20, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Fashion footwear designer Marc Joseph NY Inc. hit rival C. & J. Clark America Inc. with a trademark and unfair-competition suit in New York federal court Monday, claiming Clarks' “Dunbar Racer” moccasin is an exact copy of Marc Joseph's best-selling “Cypress Hill” shoe.

Clarks launched the “Dunbar Racer” shoe in the past year, confusing shoppers and retailers who were seeking the more upmarket “Cypress Hill” moccasin Marc Joseph unveiled in 2009, according to the complaint. When the two shoes are held side by side, they're “virtually...
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