Nick Xenophon is a step closer to taking ugg boot legal battle to US Supreme Court


South Australian former senator and lawyer, Nick Xenophon, is hopeful the legal battle between Australian ugg boot manufacturer, Eddie Oygur, and US footwear giant, Deckers, will be heard in the US Supreme Court after receiving federal government support.

Deckers holds the ‘UGG’ trademark in more than 130 countries and, in 2019, successfully sued Mr Oygur over the sale of about a dozen products into the US.

According to ABC News, after losing a US court appeal against Deckers in April, Mr Oygur owes $572,629 in damages and millions in legal fees.

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Australian ugg boot manufacturer, Eddie Oygur. Picture: Toby Zerna.

Mr Xenophon is part of his legal team and said the Australian government had briefed a senior American appeals lawyer to file a “friend of the court” brief that would provide “critical support” to help take the case to the US Supreme Court. His team has also filed an appeal in the Court.

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“The Australian government has coughed up $US150,000 for the American lawyers,” he told the media outlet.

“It’s a defibrillator … that should make a huge difference in actually getting before those nine justices of the US Supreme Court.”

Source: ABC News.

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