Minneapolis based big box retailer Target is being sued over its Old Skool sneaker design. Skate brand Vans has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit alleging that Target’s Wild Fable brand Camella Lace-Up shoe to closely resembles Vans “side stripe” design and even noted the customers referred to the shoes as “fake Vans” on target.com.
Vans is seeking an injunction to stop Target from selling any merchandise that resembles the Vans “side stripe” and profits from any previous sales.
Target issued a statement on the matter to Newsweek stating, “At Target, we have a deep appreciation and respect for design rights. We’re aware of the lawsuit filing and have been in contact with our vendor, who is looking into the claims.”