Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co. for Selling “Exact Copy” of Bag

June 4, 2009 • Fashion

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Examples of the alleged copied design in patent leather

Today it seems everyone is trying to get a piece of the luxe life! On the heels of the much publicized infringement suit between cheaply chic retailer Forever 21  and California-based clothing line Trovata, another retailer is pointing a perfectly manicured finger at a mass manufacturer trying to copy their goods. The alleged offender this time is Naturalizer's designer, Brown Shoe Company; the comfort-friendly shoe designer has been sued by the iconic handbag label Coach for patent infringement. WWD reported that in a complaint that was filed in the U.S. District Court on May 29th, Coach claims that the Brown Shoe Co. has been selling "virtually an exact copy" of the Coach Ergo Pleat handbag in Naturalizer stores. Coach came out with the original design for the bag in 2007 and patented it in December of 2008. If the case is won by the designer label, Coach will receive an injunction, profits it would have made and any profits Brown Shoe Co. made off the patent as well as other unspecified damages.

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