The shoemaker filed 4 trademark infringement lawsuits final week in a number of US district courts in opposition to about 20 firms it alleges are violating its logos and different mental properties on the shoes.
In the identical go well with, Crocs cited Hobby Lobby’s $12 “white foam clogs ladies shoes” as an alleged knockoff of its authentic clog shoe.
The go well with additionally referred to as out an “Ezra Black Rubber Clog” from Loeffler Randall as what it mentioned was as a copycat shoe of its clog.
Crocs mentioned within the Colorado go well with that such copycat merchandise are “likely to cause confusion or mistake, or to deceive customers, and therefore infringes Crocs’ trademarks.”
Crocs’ clog was as soon as mocked, nevertheless it has grow to be adored in recent times. And for some comfort-seeking shoppers, it is the go-to shoe of the pandemic.
Those have included special-edition collaborations with Post Malone, Justin Bieber and fast-food chain KFC, the place shoes got here with attachable charms that regarded and smelled like fried hen. A glow-in-the-dark collaboration with Latin lure artist Bad Bunny bought out shortly after its September launch final 12 months.