Deckers Brands, the company that owns UGG, filed a lawsuit alleging that Tommy Hilfiger’s “Laydown” shoes violate patents covering its Fluff Yeah Slides. The brand claimed “visually distinctive, and unique in the footwear industry.”
UGG initially introduced its Fluff Yeah Slide in 2018. It has a fluffy sheepskin upper, an open toe, a platform foundation, and elasticized back with the company’s logo.
Both slippers have a sheepskin upper and a branded backstrap, which UGG argues would confuse consumers about which firm designed and made the slippers.
The fluffy slides are not currently offered by Tommy Hilfiger on its online store, but the corresponding model is sold on Amazon.