Uggs Maker Raps Wal-Mart With Suit Over Knockoff Boots

Law360, Los Angeles (April 4, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT) -- Deckers Outdoor Co., owner of the Ugg footwear brand, hit JC Penney Co. Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. with separate suits on Friday, alleging the retail giants sold boots that infringed the trade dress and design patents for its signature products. 

Deckers claims JC Penney, Wal-Mart and Sears knowingly and willfully copied the styles of its popular "Bailey Button" series of Ugg sheepskin boots for their own products "in an effort to exploit Deckers' reputation in the market."

The complaints accuse all three...
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