Times must be really tough, or maybe the legal department at eyewear megacorp Oakley is just bored, as the brand is currently going after Dang Shades for its SH80 and Sleeper models, which are a little too close to a familiar Oakley design. According to research done by Boardistan, Oakley is claiming mega copyright infringement and they want full restituton from Dang, which is basically a brand Chris Beresford runs as a side project.
Among other things, Oakley seeks a finding of willful infringement, a preliminary and permanent injunction enjoining Dang Shades from directly or indirectly infringing U.S. D692,047, payment by Dang Shades of all damages suffered by Oakley and/or Dang Shades’ total profit from infringement, an order for treble damages and/or exemplary damages, an order adjudging the case as an exceptional case, an award of attorney fees, expenses and costs, and an award of pre-judgment and post-judgment interest and costs, as well as remedies specific to trade dress and unfair competition and false designation of origin.
We would not recommend buying a pair for $20, as the money may very well go to Oakley and well, fuck them.
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