Crocs has filed lawsuits in various U.S. District Courts against 21 companies alleging infringements of its registered trademarks. The company is seeking monetary damages for alleged violations of certain intellectual property relating to Crocs’ three-dimensional trademark rights.
The defendants include Cape Robbin; Bijora; Dr. Leonard’s Healthcare; Crocsky; Fujian Huayuan Well Import and Export Trade Co.; Fullbeauty Brands; Hawkins Footwear, Sports, Military & Dixie Store; Hobibear Shoes and Clothing; Hobby Lobby Stores; Ink Tee; La Modish Boutique; Legend Footwear; Loeffler Randall; Maxhouse Rise, a Walmart supplier; PW Shoes; Royal Deluxe Accessories; Shoe-Nami; Star Bay Group; Walmart, Yoki Fashion International; Quanzhou ZhengDe Network Corp; and 718Closeouts.
On June 8, Crocs filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) that seeks to block the importation and subsequent sale of products into the U.S. that infringe on the same rights. On July 6, the ITC formally agreed to institute an investigation into 23 companies that are selling products that allegedly infringe Crocs’ trademarks. The companies being probed include many of the defendants in the U.S. District Court cases as well as Skechers.