Crocs Gets ITC To Investigate Skechers, Hobby Lobby, Others

By Britain Eakin (July 7, 2021, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate Skechers, Hobby Lobby and a slew of other companies after Crocs sought last month to block the importation of shoes it argued infringe the trademark rights to its popular plastic clog.

In a notice issued Tuesday, the ITC said it would launch an investigation into whether any violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 had occurred following Crocs Inc.'s June 8 complaint claiming it was facing a "flood of new knockoffs" from overseas. Section 337 prohibits the importation of products that infringe intellectual property.

Crocs had cited its trademark rights to...

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