Deckers Wins Design Lawsuit

Deckers Wins Design Lawsuit
Ugg Australia's Bailey Button Triplet boot

Deckers Outdoor Corp. has emerged as the winner of a lawsuit filed by Intermedium Shoes B.V.

The suit originated in The Hague District Court and referenced a design patent for the Ugg Australia Bailey Button boot.

“Intermedium’s infringement and subsequent attempt to invalidate our long-standing ‘registered community design’ in the European Union illustrates the breadth and depth of the issues we face as an industry, when large and established companies attempt to skirt the law,” said Angel Martinez, chairman, president and CEO of Deckers.

The court decision ordered Intermedium to “cease and desist the knock-off product.” And in addition, Intermedium will send a letter to all customers who purchased the product to explain that the infringement was a design right belonging to Deckers.