Skechers takes Steve Madden to court

20150625wsportfireescape_dCbagFkwHQ0VWhIP82SVDUXN9zE=Skechers USA has filed a lawsuit against competitor Steve Madden, claiming that the latter has breached patent rights with regard to the Californian brand’s line of walking footwear. The subject of the injunction is Steve Madden’s collection called Setta which Skechers sees as being inspired by their own offerings.

According to research firm NPD Group, Skechers is skyrocketing: In terms of sports shoe sales, Skechers has surpassed Adidas as number 2 in the U.S. market. In the first quarter of 2015, Skechers improved its total sales by some 40 percent to $768 million globally.

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