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Australian Leather loses trademark battle over Uggs

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considers the sheepskin boot to be a national symbol and “ugg” to be a generic term, sought to have the U.S. trademark rescinded and suffered a US$450,000 loss in court.


‘UGG’ battle continues in court

The battle against the use of ‘UGG’ as a trademark continues as small Australian sheepskin boot makers suffer punitive damages by U.S. based footwear manufacturer Deckers.


LVMH gives up battle to own Hermes

LVMH have decided to give-up its four-battle to acquire a stake in rival French luxury leather goods maker, Hermes. The company will now sell a significant stake in the company that it owns.