Old Gringo has sued Pecos Bill Boots, owned by International Imports, Inc., for unfair competition and false advertising.
In a complaint filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of California last Tuesday, the Western boot maker claims that Pecos Bill Boots has been manufacturing, importing, marketing and selling unauthorized copies of the hand-made Grace, Milagros and Taka Stud boot designs.
In the suit, Old Gringo demands that Pecos Bill Boots cease and desist from producing and selling the boots in stores, online, and in catalogs.
The suit also demands that Pecos Bill Boots pay to Old Gringo all profits it has realized from the sale of the alleged copies.
Ernie Tarut, president and owner of Old Gringo, said in a statement: “We will actively pursue legal actions to the fullest extent of the law against any company that infringes on our intellectual properties.”
Pecos Bill Boots could not be reached for comment on Thursday.
In March this year, Old Gringo also sued Lucky Brands for making a “cheap knock-off” of its popular Marsha boot.