According to the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Twinkle Toes, Bobs, Daddy'$ Money and Hydee Hy-top collections produced by Skechers do not infringe Nike's trademark on the Converse Chuck Taylor midsole. The judge in the case, Charles E. Bullock, has further found that the midsole trademark had not acquired its secondary meaning in 2001, when Skechers began designing its own shoes, and is therefore inapplicable to the company. Nike filed its original suit in 2014, and Skechers has since prevailed on two other occasions: in November 2015 and June 2016. The latter ruling found that Converse's trademark for the Chuck Taylor midsole was not only inapplicable to Skechers' designs but also invalid on its own merits. Converse appealed to the Federal Circuit, but the case was remanded back to the ITC in October of last year. Nike's lawsuit against Skechers over the Flyknit upper design, filed in 2015, is pending. In late September of this year, Nike filed yet another suit against Skechers, alleging that the company not only has copied elements of its VaporMax and Air Max 270 but even implements a copying strategy, called “Skecherizing.”