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Crocs Wins Ruling in Bid to Stop Imports of Dawgs, Waldies Shoes

April 25 (Bloomberg) -- Crocs Inc., the plastic-clogs maker, won a patent-infringement ruling that may help the company block U.S. imports of Dawgs and Waldies Comfy Clogs footwear.

The U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington today upheld a judge’s findings that the company’s patented design for shoes was infringed by Dawgs owner Double Diamond Distribution Ltd. and Waldies maker Effervescent Inc.

The commission, in a notice posted on its website, asked the parties in the case to submit arguments on the appropriate remedy for the patent infringement. The six-member ITC has the power to block imports of products that violate U.S. patents.

Crocs, based in Niwot, Colorado, filed the complaint in 2006 and initially lost before the agency. An appeals court ruling in favor of Crocs last year revived the case. Double Diamond is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Effervescent is run from Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Officials with the companies couldn’t be immediately reached to comment on the case.

The ITC case is In the Matter of Foam Footwear, 337-567, U.S. International Trade Commission (Washington).

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Allan Holmes at

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