Can you tell the difference between one of these:
and one of these?
Apparently, it would seem that Porsche is concerned you can’t. According to a recently filed quarterly report, Porsche is suing the maker of the ubiquitous and ugly shoe over the use of the name “Cayman”.
On May 11, 2009, Crocs Europe B.V. received a letter from Dr. Ing. H.c.F. Porsche AG (”Porsche”) claiming that the Company’s use of the “Cayman” shoe model designator infringes upon their Community Trademark Registration of the mark “CAYMAN” in class 25. Porsche is requesting that Crocs Europe B.V. immediately cease and desist use of the Cayman mark and pay Porsche’s attorney’s fees in conjunction with the issuance of the notice letter. On July 30, 2009 the Company was served with notice of an injunction against Crocs Europe BV’s use of the Cayman mark in Germany.
In the same filing, Crocs says it plans to “vigorously defend” itself against the claims.
Could these two possibly be mistaken by anyone??? I wonder if the Cayman Islands should start looking for a different name?
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