Vans sues Target over alleged stolen design

Skate brand Vans has sued Target. The “target of the suit ( pun only slightly intended) is the retailer’s “Carmella Lace-Up “ from its in-house Wild Fable brand, which Vans says is a bit too similar to their classic Old Sokol sneakers. The lawsuit was filed Thursday and it seeks to collect all profit front the shoes. In addition the Anaheim, California based Vans also requests that Target cease selling the shoes along with and and all merchandise that features bears branding that resembles Vans’ “side stripe design. In the…

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500,000 pair of counterfeit Converse and Vans seized in east China

Police in east China’s Anhui Province destroyed half a million pair of knock-off Converse and Vans sneakers. Back in December 2015, police in the city of Bengbu received a tip alleging that counterfeit Converse sneakers that were being sold in some Middle Eastern countries may have been produced in the city. A task force was set up by police to investigate the matter. A month into their investigation, the task force had uncovered the factory’s location and that it had nine production lines that were manned by several hundred shoemakers…

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Making A Difference: Vans Donates more than 2,500 sneakers to CA fire victims

The deadly Carr fire has been ablaze since July 23. In that time it has destroyed more than 214,000 acres and claimed over 1,000 homes. Although it is 71% contained, Cal Fire says there are still approximately 3,800 firefighters working to contain it. In light of this tragic event, Vans has stepped in to offer some help to victims. Wednesday a truck pulled up to Vans’. Anderson California outlet that was driven by Steve Van Doren,Vice President and son of the brand’s co-founder. The truck contained 2,500 pairs of shoes…

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