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Shoe Designer Charles Philip Sues Gap Over Alleged Copycat Slippers

Shoe Designer Charles Philip Sues Gap Over Alleged Copycat Slippers

Shoe designer Charles Philip has accused Gap of using similar designs, in addition to using his name, in their recent line of slipper moccasins. The main contention is the striped design on the inside of the shoe, which Philip claims is his trademark. According to the designer, calling the shoes the “Philip slipper” and the “Philip slipper moccasin” may mislead customers to believe that they are affiliated with him.

Reed Kristovich

Reed Kristovich is a second year Fordham Law student, and is a staffer on the IPLJ. Her interest in IP was sparked during her 1L Property Law class and grew as she worked on fashion and apparel cases at a law firm over the summer in 2012. When not in the law library, she enjoys reading, running, and traveling.