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UGG Launches Design Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against US Retailers

Last Friday, Deckers Outdoor Corporation (Deckers), filed six infringement lawsuits against retailers, including JC Penny and Target, and shoe manufacturers, alleging that the named defendants have infringed Decker’s design patents for its UGG branded footwear. Deckers owns over 150 design patents, many of which relate to its UGG branded footwear. Between March 2015 and March 2016, UGG boots generated over 1.5 billion US dollars in revenue for Decker.

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