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    Default Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co. for Naturalizer Ergo Knock-off



    Coach is in the news once again involving a patent infringement, for another brand stealing one of their designs.

    Last week Coach Inc. filed the suit against Brown Shoe Co. Inc., accusing the footwear firm of mirroring one of Coach’s handbag designs, the Ergo.


    WWD is reports:
    In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on May 29, Coach accuses the retailer of selling what is “virtually an exact copy” of its Ergo Pleat handbag in the Naturalizer chain of stores. Coach began selling the Ergo Pleat bag in 2007 and patented it in December 2008. Brown Shoe did not return a call seeking comment. Coach is seeking an injunction, profits it would have made and any profits Brown Shoe made off the patent as well as other unspecified damages.

    When I went to the Naturalizer home site I didn't see the bag they were referring to in the lawsuit, however I did spot a couple styles that looked incredibly familiar to other designers. (to name a few - ysl, f+c, and more)

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    Default Re: Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co. for Naturalizer Ergo Knock-off

    Can they win though? I mean there are tons of other brand that use designer brands' handbag design. Some of these are even leather. Naturalizer is using faux leather and there's no markings/label inside. How do they decide on this sort of thing??
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    Default Re: Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co. for Naturalizer Ergo Knock-off

    That is so very true. I really wish I could see what the bag is that they're talking about... according to wwd, COACH said it's an "an exact copy".. I wish they had some pics.

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    Default Re: Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co. for Naturalizer Ergo Knock-off

    The sad thing is they go after these companies that "steal" their designs but at least they are not copying the logo and plastering it all over the bag. Coach should take action against the fakes first! JMO!
    (Didn't Coach make a bag that looks like F+C and RM?)
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    ^^ITA. I think they do this as it's just easier to sue a company which is established and have documented profits
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    Default Re: Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co. for Naturalizer Ergo Knock-off

    Wow. Can someone post pictures?

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    Default Re: Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co. for Naturalizer Ergo Knock-off

    I don't think they can win. There are style knockoffs everywhere. It's fashion.

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    Default Re: Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co. for Naturalizer Ergo Knock-off

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombiegirl View Post
    The sad thing is they go after these companies that "steal" their designs but at least they are not copying the logo and plastering it all over the bag. Coach should take action against the fakes first! JMO!
    (Didn't Coach make a bag that looks like F+C and RM?)
    I totally agree! ..and yes they did make a bag that looked exactly like a F+C.. i don't remember the RM one though.

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    Default Re: Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co. for Naturalizer Ergo Knock-off

    The "Zoe" I think looks a lot like the Nikki and the "Sabrina" reminds me a lot of the Morning After bags. IDK? JMO!
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    Default Re: Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co. for Naturalizer Ergo Knock-off

    Most handbags these days seem to be replicas of each other, just with different logos/brands. Unless they were selling an exact replica-with the Coach name on it- I don't see how they can win.

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