It was bound to happen. Even we reported on the striking similarities between Burch’s Reva Flat and Steve Madden’s version. Now the designer is taking action. Legal action.
River Light V, which produces the Tory Burch line, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit last week against Wanted Stores Inc., Orva Stores and A&E Stores Inc., which does business as Strawberry Stores. The lawsuit alleged that all three companies sold shoes that infringe on Tory Burch’s Reva ballet flat trademark.
According to documents, the defendants allegedly made and sold ballet flats that bore a confusingly similar logo to the one on the Reva ballet flat, a "TT" design in a circle. The allegedly infringing shoes were sold under different names, including the "Wanted ballet flat."
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