Vans Is Suing Target Over Alleged Trademark Infringement
Andrei Mincov's commentary on the original article
No doubt, there are similarities between the two models. The real question is, do these similarities go beyond similarities you would expect from ANY two pairs of sneakers. I mean, most sneakers out there have white rubberized soles, white laces, darker body with white stitching all around. If these elements are common to ALL sneakers are taken out of the equation, what is left for us to compare? This will be at the core of the dispute. One review that calls Target sneakers "fake Vans" is surely not enough, especially since we will never know if it was left by a real customer or someone leaving the review on behalf of Vans. It will require more than that, for sure.