Walmart under fire from Vans over copycat shoes

Walmart is one of the largest retailers in the world, previously being the parent company of the UK’s Asda.

However, it seems that companies as large as Walmart still do not avoid being accused of copyright infringement.

They have this week come under pressure from the skating brand Vans who claim that Walmart are selling cheap inferior copies of their trainers.

Vans have filed a claim in the courts of the US claiming the copyright infringements covers over 20 different shoe designs.

Vans has confirmed that it has contacted Walmart directly to try and resolve this matter, but were just faced with further infringing copies of more shoe designs being released onto the market.

With no official word of response from Walmart as of yet, it will be interesting to see how this one develops.

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