In 2014 Converse filed a Trademark for certain aspects of the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe design. Among other design elements, this included the stripe through the sole and aspects of the rubber toe cap, and toe bumper.
Based on the result of a ruling from 18 July 2016, the lawsuits of over 30 different shoe manufacturers has been dropped as the Trademark infringement cases did not go through.
What does this mean? Converse has less power to fight other brands from creating shoes similar to the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.
Does this mean that more shoes will come out like the Chuck Taylor All Star? Not likely, the shoe has been replicated in many ways by many different brands. And remember, you can always spot authentic chucks by the “ALL STAR” printed on the heel.