Posts tagged as Converse

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    Thursday, November 19th 2015

    U.S. authorities support Converse’s trademark rights

    by Markus Huber

    The chief judge of the International Trade Commission (ITC) of the United States has validated the intellectual rights of Converse for its Chuck Taylor All Star brand. SportsOneSource reports that the U.S. authorities support the Nike subsidiary’s rights to enforce protection of its intellectual property as the Chuck star and other features of the footwear […]

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    Sunday, December 28th 2014

    New Balance sues Converse for alleged design infringement

    by Markus Huber

    U.S. media reports that New Balance has filed a lawsuit against Converse for allegedly copying a shoe design developed by PF Flyers, a brand which is owned by New Balance. It is the similarities in the design of PF Flyers and Converse’s own iconic Chuck Taylor footwear that are at the heart of the issue. New Balance’s lawyers apparently […]

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    Wednesday, October 15th 2014

    Converse gets bullish about copycats

    by Markus Huber

    Converse has filed a lawsuit against 31 companies for alleged counterfeiting. The companies which are the subjects in a case at a New York court are not just small ones either. The list comprises brands and retailers alike, including Skechers, Ralph Lauren, Ed Hardy, Fila, K-Mart and Wal-Mart. Converse’s complaint is about trademark infringements in regard […]

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    Friday, September 26th 2014

    Nike shines and records improvements in China

    by Markus Huber

    In its first quarter ended Aug. 31, Nike managed to increase its total sales by 15 percent over last year’s period to $8.0 billion. Growth of the Nike brand by 15 percent was in line with that of Converse, which jumped by 16 percent to $575 million. Gross margin improved by 1.7 percentage points to 46.6 […]

  • Friday, June 27th 2014

    Nike posts another record year

    by Markus Huber

    Nike once again has the right to set an exclamation mark behind its annual figures, which clearly demonstrate the company’s leadership in the global sporting goods business. Sales were up in the fiscal year 2013-14 (May 31) by about 10 percent on a comparable basis and reached $27.8 billion. In terms of stable currencies the gain would […]

  • Friday, September 27th 2013

    Nike just does it everywhere but China

    by Markus Huber

    Nike has posted another set of impressive figures with its results for the first quarter of financial 2013-14 ended Aug. 31. The group’s sales were up by 8 percent to $7.0 billion. The Swoosh brand alone improved by 7 percent on a currency neutral basis to $6.5 billion. The Nike brand is, however, subject to […]

  • Friday, February 8th 2013

    Vans obtains surfing fest sponsorship


    Vans has signed a three-year agreement to support the US Open of Surfing, including a title sponsorship. Described as the summer’s biggest U.S. youth culture festival, the nine-day event has been drawing up to one million people. This year it will be held in Huntington Beach from July 20. The deal was signed with International […]

  • Tuesday, December 18th 2012

    New senior appointments at Nike


    Nike Inc. has promoted Roger Wyett, 55, as vice president of action sports, responsible for the Hurley brand and for the Nike brand’s skateboard and snow businesses. He replaces Sandy Bodecker, who will focus on special projects involving longterm product innovation. Wyett was previously president of Nike Affiliates, responsible also for Converse, Umbro and Cole […]