Deckers Brands, the parent of Ugg, Hoka and Teva brands, filed a lawsuit in California Central District Court against Walmart, charging the retailer infringed on copyrighted product designs.
The complaint claims Walmart is selling footwear that “looks confusingly similar” to the Ugg Classic Ultra Mini, the Ugg Oh Yeah slide, the Hoka Ora recovery slide, the Teva Hurricane Drift sandal, and the Teva Original Universal sandal in the 90’s multi-colorway.
Deckers said it believes Walmart secured some of the designs through third-party manufacturers, including Portland Boot Company, Kendall + Kylie, Fifth & Luxe, Luxur, and Wonder Nation. Some of the alleged infringing products are also made under Walmart’s in-house Time and Tru brand.
Deckers is seeking an order for Walmart to cease selling the alleged infringing products and a jury trial over the infringement claim.
The case is 2:23-cv-00575, Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. Walmart, Inc.