In his Western Sydney warehouse, Eddie Oygur’s ugg boots fill floor-to-ceiling shelves, ready to be shipped around the country or picked up by wholesalers.
- Australian Leather is appealing a trademark infringement case in US federal court
- Footwear giant Deckers sued the company for selling ugg boots outside of Australia
- Australian manufacturers widely use the term ugg to refer to sheepskin boots but it’s been the subject of numerous legal battles
But it’s the sale of a dozen boots that’s threatening to bring his business tumbling down.
Sheepskin ugg boots began their life on the feet of Australian surfers but their global popularity has seen them more recently worn by Hollywood celebrities.