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In 1971, Shane Steadman registered the trademark UGH-BOOT on the Australian Trade Mark Registry, and obtained an Australian registration for UGH in 1982. These registrations remained valid in Australia until removed for non-use in 2006. Steadman sold his UGH brand boots widely in Australia throughout the 1970s and 1980s. This registration was subsequently sold to Ugg Holdings Inc. in early 1995. In August 1995, Deckers Brands purchased Ugg Holdings, and in 1999 registered Ugg Holdings trademarks, including the UGG AUSTRALIA label (with sun-like device), in Australia. Deckers holds registrations for the UGG boots sale in canada online trademark in the United States, China and over 130 other countries The validity of the UGG trademark outside of Australia has also been challenged, but courts have consistently upheld its validity. In 2004, Deckers filed a case against Koolaburra in the California federal court asserting that their use of "Ug" was trademark infringement  Koolaburra argued that the UGG trademark was invalid as being generic and obtained by fraud In February 2005, the court ruled for Deckers stating that survey evidence clearly demonstrates that the UGG mark is not generic. There was no evidence that Smith acted with an intent to defraud the Trademark Office, and consumers would likely be confused with the similarity in "appearance, sight and sound" between "Ug" and "UGG" as the parties were marketing in direct competition with identical products. However, the court declined to rule on the validity of Deckers' Australian trademark registrations in the context of the U.S. case Other UGG trademark disputes have occurred with companies including Luda Production Pty  and Emu Australia, as well as local manufacturers in countries such as Turkey and China. In August 2016 the Australian Federal Senator  Nick Xenophon called for international protection of the Australian  footwear term ugg classic mini boots canada.

With increasing popularity, Deckers' UGG mini boots toronto sale products became a popular target for counterfeiters as they are inexpensive to make, have a relatively high sale price and are rarely discounted. According to Deckers' brand-protection unit, in 2009 it took down 2,500 fake websites, 20,000 eBay listings and 150,000 other online auction listings with 60,000 pairs of counterfeit UGG footwear confiscated by customs agents. Law enforcement officials in Great Britain, the U.S. and China have reported seizures of counterfeit UGG brand boots. In 2009, US customs agents confiscated 60,000 pairs of fake UGG boots, and the company took action against 2500 websites that were selling fraudulent products, as well as some 170,000 listings on eBay, Craigslist and similar sites The National Arbitration Forum, which has been appointed by ICANN to resolve most Internet domain name disputes, has used Deckers Brands ownership of the UGG trademark in the United States as part of several decisions to direct Internet domains containing UGG to be transferred to Deckers

 







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