Deckers Brands has been awarded damages of $450,000 by a Chicago District Court in a three-year-old lawsuit against an Australian company, called Australian Leather, which has been using the Ugg trade name, claiming that it is a generic reference to a certain type of Australian boots. The court found that it had copied the Button and Side Bow design of Deckers' Ugg boots, branding the counterfeited products as Uggboots of Australia. Deckers may also be able to recover the legal costs incurred in the dispute, which could be much higher than the awarded damages.