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Rothy’s Countersues ‘Notorious Copyist’ Steve Madden, Alleging Patent Infringement

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

The creator of Meghan Markle’s favorite recycled plastic flats, Rothy’s, is the latest up-and-coming brand to come after Steve Madden for allegedly copying its signature products. On Wednesday, Rothy’s legal team unveiled its response to the preemptive lawsuit filed by the footwear empire in August, defending patent rights related to its signature pointed-toe ballet flat…

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