Last October, it was reported that Converse was suing more than 30 companies to protect its signature Chuck Taylor sneaker. The lawsuit accused several major brands, including Wal-Mart and Skechers, of copying its renowned canvas sneaker and demanded that the infringing products be pulled from shelves and put to a complete stop.
While New Balance decided to counter-sue Converse against these allegations, a major company has actually opted to comply.
According to Daily Mail, Ralph Lauren will scrap 36 different sneakers from its footwear line that were named by Converse in the lawsuit. The decision came after an out-of-court settlement with Converse, which is owned by Nike, in which Ralph Lauren agreed to destroy all of the "related molds, parts, tools, marketing, packaging and promotional materials" of the infringing sneakers. The American clothing company has 30 days to comply.
Ralph Lauren will also have to pay an undisclosed amount to Converse as part of the settlement.
[via Daily Mail]