Ulmer Partner Published in IP Watchdog and Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property

Ulmer Partner Thomas M. Williams was recently published in both IP Watchdog and Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property on the Converse shoe design fight.

In IP Watchdog, Williams wrote an article discussing the recent Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the Converse case and how the decision highlights multiple obstacles that Converse and other brand owners will continue to face as they seek to enforce product design trade dress in the United States. To read the article, click here.

In Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property, Williams gave an expert interview explaining the intricacies of Converse’s dispute with Sketchers and other shoe companies it says infringed the trade dress of its iconic Chuck Taylors. To read the Q&A, click here.