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Taking a Stance Against IP Infringement, Birkenstock Cuts Ties with Asian Retailer

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Birkenstock is breaking up with one of its largest retail partners in the Asia Pacific region due to the proliferation of copycat designs. The footwear maker has accused Japanese distributor ABC-Mart of ripping off iconic Birkenstock silhouettes and is taking action by dissolving a nearly 20-year relationship. In a memo seen by WWD, Birkenstock said…

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