Whooga Ugg boots warning! Do not buy!

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  • spacey2012
    spacey2012 Posts: 5,836 Forumite
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    I wonder how many people buying the fake versions realise they are made from dog skin !
    Be happy...;)
  • earthstorm
    earthstorm Posts: 2,134 Forumite
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    Ugg is a generic term in Australia....



    Read

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugg_boots_trademark_dispute

    well try and register the UGG trademark and you will find you cant. i will not inform the trademark council that they are another company that must consult MSE users as they know best. i provided a link with all legally TRADEMARK registrations and reg. numbers for UGG, but it seem MSE users think these are fake.
  • wealdroam
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    I thought the reason you couldn't register Ugg as a trademark in Australia was simply because, as Pulliptears said, Ugg is a generic term in Australia.

    Now, I could be wrong here, so please feel free to correct me.
  • pulliptears
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    wealdroam wrote: »
    I thought the reason you couldn't register Ugg as a trademark in Australia was simply because, as Pulliptears said, Ugg is a generic term in Australia.

    Now, I could be wrong here, so please feel free to correct me.

    Precisely that Weald. Deckers (Ugg Australia's manufacturer) went to court, lots of small independent Ugg boot makers went also basically saying "Hang on, we've been making these Ugg boots since before Deckers existed" and they won the right to call an Ugg an Ugg.

    Deckers have the logo rights and the term 'Ugg Australia' but the term Ugg is generic there as country of origin.

    FWIW, having owned Deckers Ugg Australia and Warmbat Uggs, I'd go with the original Aussie Uggs over the Deckers every day of the week.
  • earthstorm
    earthstorm Posts: 2,134 Forumite
    edited 12 November 2013 at 5:06PM
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    Well mi would suggest those on here look at this link

    http://www.deckers.com/ugg-is-a-brand/world.html

    and look down you will see a place called AUSTRALIA with a Trademark and trademark REGISTRATION NUMBER. this means UGG is trademarked to DECKERS

    Trade Mark : 785466
    Word:
    UGG
    Image:
    OVAL SUN,FLAMES UNDER WORDS
    Lodgement Date:
    12-FEB-1999
    Registered From:
    12-FEB-1999
    Date of Acceptance: 13-MAR-2000
    Acceptance Advertised:
    30-MAR-2000
    Registration Advertised:
    17-AUG-2000
    Entered on Register:
    02-AUG-2000
    Renewal Due:
    12-FEB-2019
    Class/es:
    25
    Status: Registered/Protected
    Kind:
    n/a
    Type of Mark:
    Composite
    Owner/s: Deckers Outdoor Corporation
    495-A South Fairview Avenue
    Goleta California 93117
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



    Address for Service: K&L Gates
    Level 25 South Tower
    525 Collins Street
    MELBOURNE VIC 3000
    AUSTRALIA


    Goods & Services

    Class: 25 Footwear, including boots, shoes, and clogs

    History
    Opposition

    Indexing Details - Word Constituents AUSTRALIA UGG
    Indexing Details - Image Constituents ELLIPSE OVAL ROUND SUN,FLAMES
  • OlliesDad
    OlliesDad Posts: 1,825 Forumite
    edited 12 November 2013 at 5:29PM
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    earthstorm wrote: »
    Well mi would suggest those on here look at this link

    http://www.deckers.com/ugg-is-a-brand/world.html

    and look down you will see a place called AUSTRALIA with a Trademark and trademark REGISTRATION NUMBER. this means UGG is trademarked to DECKERS

    I believe that trademark is in reference to how the word UGG appears, not on the actual use of the word (hence why the image is described).

    I think they are being creative on their website by not fully stipulating what the trademark actually means. The trademark for the word UGG was, as identified above, removed from the register.

    It is easy to be misled on this.. don't feel bad.
  • pulliptears
    pulliptears Posts: 14,575 Forumite
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    OlliesDad wrote: »
    I believe that trademark is in reference to how the word UGG appears, not on the actual use of the word (hence why the image is described).

    I think they are being creative on their website by not fully stipulating what the trademark actually means. The trademark for the word UGG was, as identified above, removed from the register.

    It is easy to be misled on this.. don't feel bad.

    Correct I believe.

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZ5cyCjv5_I4n5Y3ivGzpZ2vYqTVokx3Woeip3ecLwmz8ipWeG
    Bob Baldwin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Minister for Industry, Tourism, and Resources clarified in a press release late last month that the latest decision concerns a composite trade mark which combines the word UGG with the word Australia and the image of an oval sun with flames. “This means that trade mark protection applies for the way the mark looks or appears in its entirety, rather than the words within it”, said the Hon Bob Baldwin.
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