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considers the sheepskin boot to be a national symbol and “ugg” to be a generic term, sought to have the U.S. trademark rescinded and suffered a US$450,000 loss in court.


Rise in demand for sheepskin slippers

As Covid restrictions continue and lockdown measures are applied again in some countries, sales of comfortable slippers, particularly made of sheepskin, are reported to have significantly increased.