Footwear giant Crocs has initiated legal action in India against Bata and a number of other footwear brands including Coqui, Suncorp Exim (for Warner Bros, clogs), Relaxo and Bioworld. Crocs is known for its Swiss cheese-style shoes and has contended that the above mentioned brands have imitated its design. The design of Clogs, its holed, foam-like shoe has been used by these brands to sell their products at a very cheaper rate as compared to price at which they are sold by Crocs. Clogs accounts for more than half of the Colorado-based company’s global sales.
Compared to an original Croc shoe, the Indian BATA version would seem a lot lighter on the purse. But Croc doesn’t seem too happy with some companies for coming out with shoes similar to their design
Crocs famous for its unique copyrighted designs – resembling Swiss cheese-style like holes in its shoes has found out that Bata has been lifting off its patented designs and has initiated legal action against them.
Crocs have filed a case in the District Court of Delhi and has obtained interim reliefs of injunction. Most of the cases have now been transferred to the Delhi high court by virtue of applicable statutory provisions.
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