Aeropostale Accused of Selling Dr. Martens Knockoffs

Law360, Washington (November 15, 2013, 1:38 PM EST) -- The manufacturer of Dr. Martens brand footwear on Thursday sued clothing retailer Aeropostale Inc. and a subsidiary for trademark infringement in California, alleging the companies are manufacturing and selling boots that rip off Doc Martens' distinct look.

In its complaint, U.K.-based shoe maker AirWair International Ltd. alleges Aeropostale and GoJane LLC are selling knockoffs closely resembling the company’s famous combat boots and shoes.

“AirWair is informed and believes that defendants have in the past and continue to market, distribute and sell boots and shoes that are...
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