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UGG & Emu Settle Trademark Battle

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UGG Australia and Emu Australia have finally reached a settlement in their legal battle over the word "ugg".

In case you forgot, last year UGG Australia owner Decker Outdoor Corporation filed a trademark infringement against Emu saying their boots are "deliberately confusing customers".

Emu then filed a counter-claim, arguing UGG's trademark was obtained after a false statement to the US Trademark Office.

Now almost 9 months later, both sides have come to an agreement and the lawsuits will be completely dismissed.

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Awkward! Angelina & Sammi Attend The Same NYFW Show

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Jersey Shore's Sammi Sweetheart and ex-castmate Angelina Pivarnick were both at the Style 360 EMU Australia fashion show on Thursday night.

Sources reveal to us that Angelina stated she would love for Sammi to congratulate her on her recent engagement, but that didn't happen.

Instead, being the sweetheart that she is, Sammi shot some daggers just exchanged glances with Angelina as they were sitting on opposite sides of the room.

Nice.

[Images courtesy of Tom Concordia.]

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Emu Australia Will Walk At New York Fashion Week

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Emu Australia, makers of those boots that look awfully similar to UGGs, will be at New York Fashion Week this year.

As you may recall, UGG is suing their Australian competition for confusing customers.

We think this will take care of all the confusion.

Now customers looking for Emu boots can simply ask retailers if "these are the ones from New York Fashion Week".

Your move, UGG.

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UGG Vs. Emu

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The US-based company that owns UGG Australia has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against their competitor Emu Australia, claiming they're "deliberately confusing customers".

Emu's response? They're amused.

Ha!

A representative for the Australian shoe company said in a statement:

"The fact that UGG Australia has filed a lawsuit against a company for misleading consumers makes us laugh down here in Australia."

Emu goes on to say there's already 70 registered trademarks in Oz and New Zealand that include the word 'ugg', which is used to describe a pull of sheepskin boot.

Decker has already been in court with another Australian company over the use of 'ugg' and lost, which probably explains why Emu's so amused that they'd try and do it again.

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