The International Trade Commission in the U.S. has ruled that Skechers' Twinkle Toes and Bobs shoes don't infringe on Converse's trademark for the Chuck Taylor midsole. The judge in the case found that there were enough differences in the design features to avoid confusion among consumers. According to Skechers, the judge ruled that Converse has no common law trademark rights in the Chuck Taylor midsole because the design is not distinctive, not famous and has failed to acquire secondary meaning. However, Converse said the judge had validated the brand's intellectual property rights for the Chuck Taylor All Star and supported its right for enforcement. Converse filed suits over the design against 31 companies last October. Some of the companies have made out-of-court settlements with Converse.