Australian Leather loses trademark battle over Uggs

Australia/United States
Published:  12 May, 2021
Credit: Ugg

Australian footwear company Australian Leather’s court appeal against Deckers Outdoor’s footwear brand Ugg, renowned for its sheepskin boots, has been rejected following a four-year legal battle. The company, which considers the sheepskin boot to be a national symbol and “ugg” to be a generic term, sought to have the U.S. trademark rescinded and suffered a US$450,000 loss in court.

Full access to this article is limited to International Leather Maker Subscribers

How to Subscribe

Subscribing is EASY, you can do it online. Once we receive payment and approve your subscription we will send you a password allowing you online access to additional content like this article.

Click Here to subscribe NOW

Already an International Leather Maker Subscriber?

Existing online subscribers can log in using the user log-in box on the top right. If you have any problems: Click here to send an email.