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Converse sues to protect Chuck Taylor All Stars

NYT: The century-old American footwear maker has accused 31 companies of trademark infringement in 22 separate lawsuits.

NYT: The century-old American footwear maker has accused 31 companies of trademark infringement in 22 separate lawsuits.

The footwear maker, says some of the core elements of its widely recognizable Chuck Taylor sneakers — black stripes and a rubber toe topper — are being co-opted by Walmart, Kmart, Skechers and others.

But while Converse, which has been owned by Nike since 2003, is suing for monetary damages, its main priority is getting impostors off the shelves. To that end, the company is pursuing a separate complaint with the International Trade Commission, which has the power to stop any shoes considered to be counterfeit from entering the country.

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