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Feds Bust $325 MILLION Counterfeit Ring

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The feds are on a roll this year!

After intercepting more than $4 million in fake NFL merch last month, the federal authorities announced on Friday they cracked one of the largest counterfeit goods operations in history.

The 135 containers filled with designer knockoffs and pure crystal methamphetamine entered the US from China through New Jersey's Port Newark and Port Elizabeth with stolen identities and fake identification documents.

U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman revealed

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Pennsylvania Middle School Bans UGGs From The Classroom

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What?

Parents in Pennsylvania are pissed at Pottstown Middle School's principal for banning UGG boots in the classroom.

Principal Gail Cooper sent a letter home on Wednesday that said the school's been having a problem with students hiding prohibited items like cell phones in their "open top boots", so she had no choice but to ban the footwear.

But here's where it gets a little ridiculous.

The

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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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Sneak Peek Of UGG's New Mens Line

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UGG Australia has unveiled their new men's footwear line!

The new line debuts this fall and will be modeled by the brand's new face Tom Brady.

These are SO much better than the typical UGGs we're used to seeing. Major upgrade!

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UGG Vs. EMU - The Battle Of The Uggs

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As we mentioned last year, US-based company Decker Outdoor Corporation which owns UGG Australia had filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against their competitor EMU Australia, claiming they're "deliberately confusing customers".

The issue comes over the generic word “ugg."

So EMU is fighting back as they’ve now filed a lawsuit alleging that Decker’s original “ugg” trademark was really obtained after a false statement to the US Trademark Office and is therefore invalid.

This means Decker could eventually lose all of its registration rights in the US.

Paul Neate, EMU Australia’s owner, reveals:

"Decker has aggressively marketed their 'ugg' – Australia marks and many consumers are unaware of the fact that UGG Australia is in fact American-owned and based. There is a lot more to be told about the history of the word 'ugg,' not only in Australia and Asia but also in the USA, Canada and in the UK and Europe.

We believe in time the courts will come to hear the truth in different jurisdictions and will hand down decisions that make this history clearer for all concerned.

Thoughts???

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