Home Doll market Vans says it’s in ‘mortal peril’ from Walmart ‘dupes’

Vans says it’s in ‘mortal peril’ from Walmart ‘dupes’

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By Craig Clough (February 28, 2022, 11:36 PM EST) – Vans told a California federal judge in a hearing on Monday that it was in “mortal peril” because of a line of poorly-made “dupes” being sold by Walmart and urged the court to issue a preliminary injunction that would compel the retail giant to remove the impostor line from its shelves.

Vans attorney Lucy Jewett Wheatley of McGuireWoods LLP presented U.S. District Judge David O. Carter with a visual presentation of her motion for a preliminary injunction that included side-by-side photos of the sneakers in question while telling him that Vans had worked for decades to establish his brand but now faces an “existential crisis” of…

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