MANHATTAN BEACH–(Business Wire)–Footwear giant Skechers USA, Inc., has filed a lawsuit against Steven Madden Ltd. for selling footwear that infringes on the popular Skechers Go Walk product line as well as other popular Skechers product lines.
The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, seeks compensatory and punitive damages as well as injunctive relief for infringing on multiple Skechers’ patents. The suit states that Steven Madden is selling the infringing products under its Steven by Steve Madden Line under the style name Setta.
“Skechers has invested tremendous resources into designing, developing, advertising and patenting our Skechers Go Walk and our other popular product lines and has built them into a name and look globally recognized and synonymous with Skechers,” stated David Weinberg, Chief Operating Officer of Skechers. “While we prefer to compete in the marketplace, Steven Madden is selling its infringing footwear to Skechers’ wholesale customers and in other sales channels where the Skechers products are sold, and we believe this is causing us enormous damage.”