Converse Claims ITC Win Against Wal-Mart Over Chuck Taylors

Law360, New York (November 17, 2015, 10:32 PM EST) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has sided with Converse in a case claiming Wal-Mart, Skechers and others violated its trademark rights by selling knockoff versions of the Chuck Taylor sneaker, the shoe company claimed late Tuesday.

In a one-page notice, Administrative Law Judge Charles Bullock said the importation of certain shoes had violated U.S. trade laws because the products infringed on three of Converse's registered trademarks for the layout of the famous canvas sneaker. The notice was short on details — it did not identify the offending sneakers — and a full explanation of the ruling has yet to be...

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