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June 15, 1999 | Stephen Gregory
Suits and Shoes: A Manhattan Beach competitor of the trendy Dr. Martens line of shoes, boots and sandals sued the brand's parent company and U.S. distributor Monday in Los Angeles over claims that the purveyor of footwear for the self-consciously hip knowingly bills products "Made in England" that contain components fabricated in Asia. Skechers USA Inc., which filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, accused Dr. Martens' parent, London-based R. Griggs Group, and Dr.
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July 30, 1999 | Bloomberg News
J.C. Penney Co., the second-largest U.S. department store company, was accused by R. Griggs Group Ltd., which makes the popular Doc Martens brand of footwear, of infringing its trademarks. In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Wollaston, England-based Griggs said it is the owner of such trademarks as Dr. Martens, DM and AirWair, and of distinctive yellow stitching and under-sole designs.
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BUSINESS
July 30, 1999 | Bloomberg News
J.C. Penney Co., the second-largest U.S. department store company, was accused by R. Griggs Group Ltd., which makes the popular Doc Martens brand of footwear, of infringing its trademarks. In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Wollaston, England-based Griggs said it is the owner of such trademarks as Dr. Martens, DM and AirWair, and of distinctive yellow stitching and under-sole designs.
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June 15, 1999 | Stephen Gregory
Suits and Shoes: A Manhattan Beach competitor of the trendy Dr. Martens line of shoes, boots and sandals sued the brand's parent company and U.S. distributor Monday in Los Angeles over claims that the purveyor of footwear for the self-consciously hip knowingly bills products "Made in England" that contain components fabricated in Asia. Skechers USA Inc., which filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, accused Dr. Martens' parent, London-based R. Griggs Group, and Dr.
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July 28, 2002 | HANK STUEVER, WASHINGTON POST
Late last week, a thoroughly British icon of all that's punk and oddly comforting sent up a flare indicating a spot of trouble. Sales are way off for Dr. Martens footwear--the giant-soled combat boot and assorted shoes that came to mean so much to the kind of people who wished not to be entirely understood. The fashionably rebellious have, of course, moved on from the combat boot seen in the mosh pits of yore.
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April 26, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's an unlikely success story: a working man's boot turned into an object of high fashion. But that's the accomplishment of Dr. Martens shoes--otherwise known by aficionados as "DMs" or "Docs." Doc Martens first appeared on the international scene in the early 1960s, a high-topped jet-black or cherry-red pair of boots--favored by bovver boys and skinheads in London's rough-hewn East End. Gradually, word of DMs spread, and the shoes moved up the social scale.
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