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January 8, 1990 | From United Press International
L.A. Gear Claims Patent Infringement: L.A. Gear, the athletic shoe manufacturer, sued Shoes Here Inc., a Sun Valley footwear firm, in federal court in Los Angeles Thursday for alleged patent infringement in copying L.A. Gear's signature "Brats" model shoe. (Filed Jan. 4, 1990. Case No. CV90-0040 WPG)
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March 11, 1990 | JOHN MEDEARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like any inventor, L.A. Gear feels strongly about its creations. So the thriving Marina del Rey athletic shoe company was pleased when it was awarded design patent 300,181 by the federal government last March to protect an important step forward in its business: the Brats shoe, a sneaker with a tongue so fat that the shoe always looks fashionably untied. It was a big deal for L.A. Gear, and maybe for teen-agers who once had to trip on their laces in pursuit of the untied-shoelace style.
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March 11, 1990 | JOHN MEDEARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like any inventor, L.A. Gear feels strongly about its creations. So the thriving Marina del Rey athletic shoe company was pleased when it was awarded design patent 300,181 by the federal government last March to protect an important step forward in its business: the Brats shoe, a sneaker with a tongue so fat that the shoe always looks fashionably untied. It was a big deal for L.A. Gear, and maybe for teen-agers who once had to trip on their laces in pursuit of the untied-shoelace style.
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January 8, 1990 | From United Press International
L.A. Gear Claims Patent Infringement: L.A. Gear, the athletic shoe manufacturer, sued Shoes Here Inc., a Sun Valley footwear firm, in federal court in Los Angeles Thursday for alleged patent infringement in copying L.A. Gear's signature "Brats" model shoe. (Filed Jan. 4, 1990. Case No. CV90-0040 WPG)
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